Belarusian authorities have detained the deputy head of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB), Renata Dziemiańczuk, a Belarusian website has reported.
The settlement near the city of Tomsk was established in 1896 by Poles from the areas of Grodno, Vilnius and Siedlce who decided to name their new village ‘Białystok’, hoping to emulate the prosperity experienced by its dynamically developing Polish namesake.
A Polish-Belarusian minority journalist said on Wednesday morning that Belarus police had entered his apartment in Grodno.
The life of Maria Barr, whose photo went viral after being posted online with an appeal to help identify her, has taken a further step forward as more details about life, her marriages and her death are uncovered.
VIDEO: To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Riga, which sealed Poland’s victory over the Soviet Union in 1920, the Royal Castle in Warsaw is hosting two exhibitions that show the contrasting sides of the bitter-sweet peace deal between the two states.
Five Polish citizens were released from Belarusian prisons by Thursday night, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz announced on Friday morning.
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.