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Michał Kołodziejczak talks about the breakup of talks regarding farmers. The ambassador denies this

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The Ukrainian media, citing Kołodziejczak's words, reported that Poland has interrupted negotiations with Ukraine regarding farmers' protests at the border. As reported by Unian, the Polish deputy minister's words refer to the matter Mykola Solski, former Minister of Agriculture.

– Negotiations with Kiev were interrupted because we will not negotiate with people accused of corruption. This issue needs to be clarified. We planned another round of negotiations for May 14, but they were canceled – said Deputy Minister of Agriculture Michał Kołodziejczak in an interview with “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. His words are quoted by Ukrainian media.

The Polish minister also said that “earlier talks were difficult, we disagreed on many issues, but we consistently tried to find points of commonality.”

Ukraine. Ambassador Zwarycz: Talks are continuing

Ukrinform asked about the issue talks between Kiev and Warsaw your own Ambassador to Poland Wasyl Zwarycz, whose this version does not coincide with Kołodziejczak's words. In his opinion, negotiations on agrarian issues are being conducted at all levels.

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“Simply for objective reasons known to us the meeting of the ministers of agriculture of Ukraine and Poland had to be postponed to a later datewhen the Ukrainian side will appoint an official person of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy to participate in such a meeting,” he said.

He also assured that meetings with farmers at the level of relevant ministries would be continued.

Ukraine. Mykola Solski dismissed from his position

The Ukrainian Parliament voted on Thursday dismissal of Mykola Solski, Minister of Agriculture.

According to sources of the Ukrainska Pravda portal in the Servant of the People party, Kubrakov's dismissal is the result of plans to divide his ministry into the ministry of infrastructure and the ministry of regional policy. “The issue of reappointing Oleksandr Kubrakov will not be discussed until the division of the Ministry of Development of Territories and Infrastructure is ready,” the portal wrote.

Minister of Agriculture Solski resigned at the end of April allegations of illegal acquisition of state land worth approximately USD 7 million.

On April 25, by decision of the High Anti-Corruption Court, Solski was arrested, but a day later the court released him from custody after paying a bail of UAH 75.7 million ($1.9 million).

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) announced on Tuesday that Solski is suspected of… illegal possession of land worth UAH 291 million (approximately USD 7 million). Moreover, he allegedly tried to illegally take over valuable land 190 million hryvnia (about $4 million).

Solski rejected these accusations. He stated that the events mentioned by NABU took place in 2017-2018, when he was a lawyer and did not hold the position of minister.

Source: Unian, Ukrinform

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