Poland is close to persuading the EU to impose sanctions on Belarus over the sentencing of opposition figures, the government's spokesman said on Thursday.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said that the sentencing by a Belarusian court of opposition leaders Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Pavel Latushko to 15 and 18 years in prison, respectively, shows that a regime is operating in Minsk.
Poland has condemned the sentencing by a Belarusian court of opposition leaders Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Pavel Latushko to 15 and 18 years in prison, respectively.
Andrzej Duda, the president, has said that Poland wants to have a frontier with a free and independent Belarus, and not with an occupied territory.
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.
The exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has told Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, that the Belarusian opposition fully supports the Ukrainian authorities in its war against Russian aggressor.
Poland was among the first countries to back the democracy movement in Belarus, exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Thursday after meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's competitor in last year's election and opposition activist, has called on Poland and other countries to offer support to Belarusian mass media and social organisations.
An aid centre for Belarusian refugees from Alexander Lukashenko’s regime and Belarusians of Polish descent was opened on Monday in Białystok, north-eastern Poland.
A deputy speaker of the Polish Sejm (lower house) and three government ministers survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Wednesday night.