Polish aid truck denied entry to Belarus

Michał Dworczyk/PAP

A humanitarian aid truck sent by the Solidarity trade union to Minsk on Thursday was denied entry to Belarus by the Belarusian Border Guard.

The truck was stuck at the terminal on the Belarusian side of the border where it was to be cleared to continue its journey. After several hours of waiting and after the negative decision, the truck will return to Poland, the National Revenue Administration told PAP.

The Solidarity union organised a transport of food products, mainly canned goods, which was to be delivered to Minsk.

The head of the Prime Minister's Office, Michal Dworczyk, wrote on Twitter about the stopping of the truck on Thursday morning. "For 12 hours on the PL-BY border, there has been a transport of humanitarian aid from Solidarity for striking workers in Minsk, which has been stopped by the Belarusian services," he said.