Government passes aid for Ukraine programme

The Polish government has passed a special aid programme for Ukraine to help the country amidst its conflict with Russia, a government official said on Friday night.

Michal Dworczyk, head of the Prime Minister's Office, wrote on Twitter that in the first step of the programme the prime minister has called up special teams to organise humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine, as well as medical aid for possible war casualties.

The aid plan was announced by Poland's prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Wednesday. Morawiecki said Poland had to prepare aid facilities as Ukraine's mounting standoff with Russia "could result in an exodus from Ukraine."