The Lithuanian Language Inspectorate has demanded the removal of Polish-Lithuanian signs which bear the bilingual names of two towns - Bieliszki and Orzelowka – located in the Vilnius region.
The ambassadors of EU member countries adopted on Tuesday a package of economic and individual sanctions targeting Belarus, PAP has been told by an EU source.
The Polish Interior Ministry has announced the closure of Poland’s border with Belarus to Russian and Belarusian freight vehicles until further notice owing to the Belarusian Supreme Court upheld an eight-year prison sentence handed down to a Belarusian-Polish activist.
Poland will put sanctions on hundreds of “representatives of the Belarusian regime” after the Belarusian Supreme Court upheld an eight-year prison sentence on Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist and Polish minority leader, the Polish interior minister announced on Friday.
The Belarusian Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Andrzej Poczobut, a journalist and Polish minority leader, against an eight-year prison sentence.
The Polish Foreign Ministry has appealed to Minsk to free all political prisoners, including a Polish minority activist.
Restrictions on Polish hauliers and the expulsion of a Polish border guard liaison officer were announced by the Belarusian foreign ministry on Friday as retaliatory steps for Poland's closure of the Bobrowniki border crossing between the two countries.
At 16.30 Warsaw time on Thursday, Poland's charge d'affaires in Minsk was summoned to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), a Polish foreign ministry spokesman announced.
A reporter and Polish minority leader in Belarus, Andrzej Poczobut, has been put on a 'terrorist list' by Belarusian authorities, the Viasna human rights organisation has reported.
Poland's Foreign Ministry has lashed out against a decision by a Belarusian court which ruled that the Polish-sponsored news website Belsat and its associated social network accounts are 'extremist.'
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