Forty Belarusian citizens, persecuted in their country, have been granted humanitarian visas in Poland, a spokesperson for the Border Guard announced on Thursday.
Amid scenes of mounting chaos and terror following the collapse of Afghanistan’s Western-backed government, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took to social media to announce the immediate action after growing calls for help.
Defected Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya landed safely in Warsaw on Wednesday evening on a flight from Vienna, where she arrived from the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Polish government's spokesman said on Wednesday that the husband of Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has also been given a Polish humanitarian visa.
After Poland issued a Belarusian athlete a humanitarian visa on Monday, the prime minister has argued that the aggression of Belarusian services in Japan should be firmly opposed by the international community.