Retail chains in Poland that have not withdrawn from the Russian market have seen a fall in turnover, the prime minister said on Thursday.
Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference: “So people realise, sometimes better than companies, that today is an absolutely exceptional time. Such an exceptional time requires exceptional actions.”
Morawiecki went on to say that “decency dictates” that action be taken that causes losses but that they are “done in the name of the fight for something important.”
He said the whole of Europe is aware that the war in Ukraine is associated with higher costs.
“In Poland we will do everything to mitigate the effects of the war,” he said, adding that further measures under the government’s ‘Anti-Putin Shield’ would be unveiled in order to relive the pressure on Poles during “the hard times that are before us.”