On Friday, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, issued a warning to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, telling him never to “insult Poles again,” following the latter’s remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.
The fallout came due to disagreements over the exporting of grain, with Zelensky suggesting in his speech that Poland and other European countries have “made a thriller from the grain,” The Hill reported.
“I want to tell President Zelensky never to insult Poles again, as he did recently during his speech at the U.N.” Morawiecki said at a Friday rally. “The Polish people will never allow this to happen, and defending the good name of Poland is not only my duty and honor, but also the most important task of the Polish government.”
This all comes just days after Polish President Andrzej Duda characterized Ukraine’s struggle against Russia as a “drowning person,” saying that it was negatively affecting those who were attempting to help, prompting Morawiecki to announce that Poland would no longer supply weapons to Ukraine.
Several European nations have imposed bans on Ukrainian grain imports to protect local farmers and although the EU has suspended the ban, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have chosen to uphold it, sparking protests and lawsuits from Ukraine.
When Zelensky visited the United States earlier in September, he appealed for additional aid for Ukraine, particularly from Speaker Kevin McCarthy, despite the fact that the government is on the verge of shutting down, The Hill reported.
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