Former Prime Minister of Slovakia and head of the opposition party, Smer Robert Fico, said that Kiev’s complaint against Slovakia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was the height of arrogance and confirmed that Ukraine was a meaningless partner. This was reported by RIA News.
In his opinion, the Ukrainian side’s complaints against Bratislava regarding the export of agricultural products are evidence that Ukraine is not really a serious partner.
Fico believes that the Slovak government has turned the country into a whipping boy whose opinion no one asks anymore.
Before that the European Commission statedHe said Ukraine submitted an action plan on grain exports to the EU on September 18.
On September 16, 2023, the European Union lifted the embargo on Ukrainian grain, but Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary banned them at the national level.
On July 22, 2022, an agreement was signed between Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN in Istanbul on the creation of a corridor for the export of agricultural products from Ukraine via the Black Sea. On July 16, 2023, Russia’s UN mission announced its withdrawal from the grain agreement.
On July 17, news emerged that the Russian Federation suffered a loss of $1 billion during the entry into force of the agreement. On the same day, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kuleba announced that the termination of the grain agreement could not be compensated by land delivery.
The last ship in the previous grain agreement left Black Sea.
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