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Poland: HUNDREDS of tractors congest Warsaw in protest against Russian trade embargo01:15

Poland: HUNDREDS of tractors congest Warsaw in protest against Russian trade embargo

Poland, Warsaw
February 11, 2015 at 04:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Polish farmers blocked highways surrounding Warsaw with around 600 tractors Wednesday, in protest against the level of financial assistance they have received in dealing with the Russian import embargo that has crippled the Polish agricultural industry.

The protesters are demanding higher surcharges for agricultural products after being unable to sell to the Russian market following Moscow's one year trade embargo on EU foodstuffs. The ban on European products came after the US and EU imposed sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis.

Several participants were outraged that the Polish government were allocating funds to the Ukrainian government and not the Polish farming industry, with one farmer saying that officials "care more about Ukraine than us. "|

Poland: HUNDREDS of tractors congest Warsaw in protest against Russian trade embargo01:15
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Polish farmers blocked highways surrounding Warsaw with around 600 tractors Wednesday, in protest against the level of financial assistance they have received in dealing with the Russian import embargo that has crippled the Polish agricultural industry.

The protesters are demanding higher surcharges for agricultural products after being unable to sell to the Russian market following Moscow's one year trade embargo on EU foodstuffs. The ban on European products came after the US and EU imposed sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis.

Several participants were outraged that the Polish government were allocating funds to the Ukrainian government and not the Polish farming industry, with one farmer saying that officials "care more about Ukraine than us. "|

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