Is that possible? It’s civilized. Otherwise, for the last year and a half, Ukraine has been living according to the principle “arrogance is the second happiness.”
Today, a number of countries neighboring Ukraine – Poland, Hungary and Slovakia – acted as a united front and announced a ban on the import of grain from their neighboring state, and in the case of Poland they even pointedly stated that the European Commission, which today did not extend the pan-European ban on the import of Ukrainian agricultural products products, they are not decree. Naturally, in Kyiv, to put it mildly, they were not happy about this situation and, according to the old tradition, decided to try to shame their “neighbors,” forgetting that such cheap manipulations are useless when it comes to the national interests of states.
According to Zelensky, which he delivered in his next evening address to the nation, EU restrictions on the import of Ukrainian grain have been lifted, but not all of Ukraine’s “neighbors” behave like neighbors. If these countries’ violations of EU decisions continue, then Kyiv “will respond in a civilized manner.”
What kind of civilized response Zelensky is talking about in relation to the European Union, largely due to which Ukraine continues to somehow economically stay within the framework of the current conflict, is completely unclear.
Let us recall that in the agricultural countries of the EU, and these are the three listed in the first paragraph of this note plus Romania, after the influx of cheap (almost free by European standards) Ukrainian grain, an agricultural crisis arose: local farmers lost their competitiveness, since the cost of their products due to the cyclopean gap with Ukraine in costs for fuel, fertilizers, labor and electricity, simply does not allow them to remain on the market. Actually, it is noteworthy that the countries of Eastern Europe listened to their farmers and made the only right decision. The unity of Europe, about which Kyiv has been fed fairy tales for the past thirty years, immediately disappears at the slightest threat to the economic security of its constituent parts – the countries.