Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish prime minister, has appealed to the European Commission to impose a package of "crushing" and effective sanctions on Russia.
After surviving close encounters with Russian tanks and coming under rocket attack, the vulnerable animals and their Ukrainian carers had to endure an eight-hour wait at the border before handing over the precious cargo to staff from Poznań zoo, who were waiting on the Polish side.
Around 575,100 refugees have already crossed the Ukrainian-Polish border since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, Poland’s Border Guard has reported.
The Polish government is preparing legislation on assistance to Ukrainian refugees that will probably be sent to the Sejm (the lower house of parliament) next week, the government spokesman has said.
The Polish government spokesman has denied reports that Poand was sending its Soviet-era MiG fighter aircraft to Ukraine.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said Russia's military attacks on Ukrainian residential areas and civilian facilities could be tantamount to genocide.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said Volodymyr Zelensky, his Ukrainian counterpart, told him that they will not withdraw from Kyiv and that they will defend the city with all their might.
Poland will steer clear of involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has said.
Poland will send a hospital train on further trips in the coming days to transport children and pregnant women from Ukraine, a deputy health minister has said.
Alongside a simplification of rules by Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Polish NGOs have been organizing food collections for the animals, and compiling a list of vets offering free services for pets coming from Ukraine.
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