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Russia has occupied a vast swathe of Ukraine's most fertile grain-producing land (Photo: Marina Yalanska)

Poland and allies seek EU curbs on Russian grain

The EU has a "moral obligation" to curb Russian grain imports, including of possibly stolen Ukrainian grain, five EU countries have said.

"We call upon the European Commission to draft legislation that would limit the import of grain from Russia and Belarus to the EU," said the agriculture ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic states in a letter to the EU executive on Wednesday (20 March).

The EU imported 1.53m tonnes of Russian grain last year, yielding €437.5...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russia has occupied a vast swathe of Ukraine's most fertile grain-producing land (Photo: Marina Yalanska)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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