A Polish deputy foreign minister has stated that Poland has been paying a high price for supporting Belarusians and that the Belarusian president has declared Poland an enemy.
Poland will not allow antagonising of the Polish and Belarusian nations in spite of the Belarusian government's false accusations against Poles living in Belarus, President Andrzej Duda said after a meeting with Belarusian Poles in Warsaw on Thursday.
A Polish deputy foreign minister has declared that Poles living in Belarus, who are in need of aid, will never be left alone, and that Poland's main goal is to make Belarus release all arrested Poles.
The Polish prime minister has said that Poland demands the immediate release of Roman Protasevich as well as other illegally detained Polish and Belarusian activists.
The head of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Andżelika Borys, has had her arrest extended by three months by the Belarusian authorities, the ZPB website reported on Friday.
The European Commission has told PAP it will call on the Belarusian authorities to drop charges against members of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB) and to immediately and unconditionally release them.
The head of the Prime Minister's Office has accused Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian president, of taking revenge on his own people following a series of operations targeting Belarus's Polish minority
The president of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Andżelika Borys, and the head of the local branch office in the western city of Lida, Irena Biernacka, were charged in Minsk on Friday with "incitement to hatred," the Znadniemna.pl portal has announced.
Andrzej Poczobut, a board member of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB) and a journalist, detained under the criminal charge of "incitement to hatred," will remain in custody.
Poland has gained international support in its campaign against the repressions currently being inflicted on the Polish minority in Belarus.