Solidarity Union inspiration for today's epidemic aid - PM

"I feel pride in Poland's medical mission in (...) Lombardy. The great Polish Solidarity (Union - PAP) is our inspiration and gives us strength and hope," the PM wrote. /Facebook

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki voiced pride on Monday in Poland's medical aid mission in Lombardy, Italy. Morawiecki wrote on Facebook that Poland's 1980s Solidarity Union inspired its will to aid others in face of today's coronavirus epidemic.

"I feel pride in Poland's medical mission in (...) Lombardy. The great Polish Solidarity (Union - PAP) is our inspiration and gives us strength and hope," the PM wrote, adding that European solidarity today "should be the mainstay of the struggle against the plague."

"The great courage of Polish medics not only helps save the lives of our Italian friends, but also provides priceless knowledge and experience, which we will certainly employ in our clinics and in planning further mechanisms and procedures for fighting the coronavirus. We Poles are known for having fought on many war fronts worldwide in the past. Today, to face the challenges of our times, we have swapped the steel of military helmets for the plastic visors and special suits worn by the new heroes of our day and age - Polish physicians," Morawiecki wrote.