Poland sends epidemic aid to Belarus

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A Polish transport of antiseptics, face masks and medicines for Belarus reached the country's Grodno region and its capital, Minsk, on Friday. The aid was brought to Belarus by Polish firemen.

Commenting on the Polish aid action, Poland's ambassador to Belarus Artur Michalski said that "a friend in need, is a friend indeed."

Michalski said both Poland and Belarus stood before similar difficulties in face of the coronavirus epidemic, and stressed that Poland's policy was to share what it could with its neighbours in times of crisis.

"It's solidarity that counts in difficult times," Michalski said.

Belarusian Deputy Health Minister Boris Andrasyuk thanked Poland for the aid, and called it "a good-neighbourly gesture and a token of solidarity."