The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a video address, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to the President of Ukraine, an important decision of the European Union is being prepared now. The European Commission has agreed to remove all duties and quotas on Ukrainian exports for a year, as well as to suspend anti-dumping tariffs.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have discussed the details of this proposal today. Zelensky expressed gratitude to von der Leyen personally and to all European friends for this step.
According to the President of Ukraine, this will allow the country to maintain its economic activity and national production as much as possible. But, according to Zelensky, this decision needs to be considered not only in the Ukrainian context. Ukraine’s sufficient exports to European and global markets will be a significant anti-crisis tool.
“Russia is trying to provoke a global price crisis. To start chaos in all basic markets and especially in the food market. Ukrainian exports will help stabilize markets. So it is beneficial not only for us, but also for all Europeans. For residents of all countries that can be affected by Russia’s destructive ambitions,” Zelensky stressed.
Zelensky also announced the upcoming new solutions from international partners to liberalize Ukraine’s exports. In his words, Ukraine and the EU are now considering how to increase the potential of transport corridors on Ukraine’s western border.
Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine