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.
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One of Poland’s biggest NGOs, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH, Polska Akcja Humanitarna), has gone into overdrive in its mission to save the lives of those living in countries blighted by war.
A Polish soldier was wounded on Wednesday in a rocket attack in Iraq but his life is not threatened and other Polish soldiers are safe, Poland's Armed Forces Operational Command and the Ministry of National Defence tweeted late on Wednesday.
The NATO command in Iraq has informed Poland about the need to prepare for a renewed training mission in Iraq, a Defence Ministry official informed the Senate (upper house) Foreign and European Union Affairs Committee on Tuesday.
Polish soldiers who are on a NATO mission in Iraq will resume their training duties soon, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Twitter on Thursday, quoting information from the headquarters of the NATO mission in Iraq.
The Polish ambassador to Iraq, Beata Peksa, has returned to Poland and the reason behind the decision was to ensure the safety of the Polish envoy, the Foreign Ministry told PAP on Wednesday.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak tweeted on Wednesday that there were no Polish military casualties in the attack on US air bases in Iraq, Al Asad and Irbil.
President Andrzej Duda said on Sunday that Poland is monitoring the situation in the Middle East and there are no signals that there is any threat for Poland or Poles.
Polish soldiers in Iraq have suspended training of Iraqi forces for security reasons, Poland's Armed Forces Operational Command said on Saturday in the wake of serious concerns over the region's stability after a US air strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general.