A humanitarian aid truck sent by the Solidarity (S) trade union to Minsk is stuck at the terminal on the Belarusian side of the border and was yet to be cleared to continue its journey, the S spokesman Marek Lewandowski told PAP on Thursday.
The Solidarity trade union on Tuesday announced that it will send an aid convoy with food to Belarus. The union has also established a PLN 1 million (EUR 230,000) aid fund for Belarus.
Poles must aid the Belarusians in their difficult struggle, which is not over yet, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said at a Thursday press conference. Earlier, Morawiecki met with members of the Belarusian opposition.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told the Sejm (lower house of parliament) on Friday that the government is preparing a PLN 50-milllion (EUR 11.3-million) aid package for Belarusians including facilitated entry and access to work in Poland.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted on Wednesday that having spoken by phone with the head of the Union of Poles in Belarus, Andżelika Borys, he had told her that Poland was ready to grant humanitarian aid to Poles in Belarus.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with Lebanon's new minister of foreign affairs, Charbel Wehbe, to convey his condolences after the Beirut blast killed at least 135 people and injured nearly 5,000.
Poland’s State Fire Service says it has a team of around 50 trained personnel, including 39 rescuers with four dogs and a chemical rescue module ready to leave immediately following appeals for help from the Lebanese.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) passed on Friday a presidential draft law on granting financial benefits to Poles who were exiled or deported to the Soviet Union in the years 1939-56.
Culture Minister Piotr Gliński on Tuesday responded to opposition presidential candidate Rafał Trzaskowski's accusations that his ministry was not offering sufficient aid to artists under the coronavirus epidemic.
Polish authorities have donated 1,000 litres of disinfectants to Iraq for use in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic, NATO has announced. Earlier, Poland had also sent 50,000 protective masks to Iraq.