The ban on the import of some Ukrainian agricultural products into the European Union expired on 15 September. But Poland wants it to be increased. This has caused significant diplomatic tension between Warsaw and Kiev. Ukrainian MPs are reportedly banned from traveling to Poland until mid-September.
Some Ukrainian officials also withdrew from the Karpacz Economic Forum, one of the largest economic and political conferences in Central and Eastern Europe, including representatives of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
When asked what Ukraine would do after September 15, Ukraine’s ambassador to Poland, Vasily Zwariz, said: “We would prefer not to impose further sanctions. However, various response options are being considered.
The only exceptions to the current ban are official business visits as part of parliamentary delegations to the Council of Europe, NATO, and as part of interparliamentary cooperation at official invitation.