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Poland: "We're desperate!" Sanctions-squeezed fruit farmers block road01:11

Poland: "We're desperate!" Sanctions-squeezed fruit farmers block road

Poland, Lubelskie
November 18, 2014 at 01:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Polish fruit farmers blocked a road in Lubelskie province near Annopol and in Leokadiow on Tuesday to demand more support from the Polish government after being hit hard by the Russian embargo.

Carrying banners, flags and placards the protesters blocked road 74, bringing traffic to a halt. One protester said that that their situation had become desperate as their produce was not selling. Another criticised Polish politicians for not engaging in dialogue with them.

In response to European sanctions, Russia imposed a one-year import ban on fresh produce from the EU in August. Prior to the embargo, Poland accounted for 50 percent of apple imports to the Russian market.

Poland: "We're desperate!" Sanctions-squeezed fruit farmers block road01:11
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Polish fruit farmers blocked a road in Lubelskie province near Annopol and in Leokadiow on Tuesday to demand more support from the Polish government after being hit hard by the Russian embargo.

Carrying banners, flags and placards the protesters blocked road 74, bringing traffic to a halt. One protester said that that their situation had become desperate as their produce was not selling. Another criticised Polish politicians for not engaging in dialogue with them.

In response to European sanctions, Russia imposed a one-year import ban on fresh produce from the EU in August. Prior to the embargo, Poland accounted for 50 percent of apple imports to the Russian market.

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