“These sanctions (against Russia) also have an impact on Europe, and this should be openly said. This influence simultaneously badly affects the wellbeing of ordinary Europeans, including Poles,” Mr. Morawiecki stressed.
The Polish Prime Minister added, “We are putting a strong pressure on Europe with regard to oil and gas sanctions, and we see what is happening in the oil and gas markets all over the world. Prices are skyrocketing, and this is walloping the wallets of Poles and other Europeans.”
At the same time, Mr. Morawiecki noted that Russia and Ukraine are major food exporters, “Russia and Ukraine are very serious exporters of food, grain, wheat to the Middle East and also the markets of Europe.” This fact, according to the Polish Prime Minister, is resulting in a rise in food prices.
Mr. Morawiecki added that Poland’s economy is seriously affected not only due to the situation in Ukraine, but also due to the spread of coronavirus infection. “We can honestly say that these are hard times, and even more difficult ones may come,” he stated.