Backlash on the EU’s decision to extend Ukrainian import restrictions

The European Commission‘s decision to extend Ukrainian import restrictions is receiving some backlash.

The European Commission‘s decision to extend Ukrainian import restrictions is receiving some backlash.

Germany’s ag minister is criticizing the move saying, “The decision not only undermines European solidarity with Ukraine but also plays into the hands of the Russian President.” He says we need to stand together and provide collective support for the war-stricken country.

Spain’s vice president and minister of the economy also voiced her concerns: “The possibility to export grain from Ukraine is a very important factor for the stability of food markets at an international level, given the current context of drought that some European countries are experiencing.” She fears the long-term impact of these restrictions.

On top of import restrictions, Ukrainian farmers are still dealing with many other challenges.

Our friends at Latifundist Media tweeted out this photo showing a field of unharvested sunflowers from last year. Behind it, is a flooded town from the recent dam explosion. In the distance, the rising smoke is a burning convoy of Russian military equipment destroyed by Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

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