Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has signed into law an amended bill on assistance to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.
Poland's prime minister and Ukraine's ambassador to Poland were among the participants of a march in Warsaw against Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday.
Poland is safe because it is in Nato, the defence minister said on Saturday as the country marked the 23rd anniversary of Poland's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance.
With the war in Ukraine reaching its third week, over 1.2 million people have so far crossed the border into Poland. Some will remain in Poland for now, or move further towards other countries further west in Europe.
Registration for Ukrainian refugees in Poland who want to obtain a PESEL national identification number and remain in the country will start on Wednesday March 16, a deputy interior minister announced on Saturday.
Since February 24, 1.59 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.
The Senate, the upper house of the Polish parliament, referred back to committee a bill on assistance to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.
Germany wants to follow in the footsteps of Poles and warmly receive refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine, the German chancellor said on Friday, after an informal two-day EU summit in Paris.
Ukraine, in its battle against Russia, is not only fighting for its own freedom but also for Poland’s, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, told a special assembly of both houses of the Polish parliament.
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has assured Poland of the alliance’s commitment to defend Polish territory.