More than half of Poles express solidarity with demonstrations that have swept across Poland after the Constitutional Tribunal last week ruled that abortion in the case of a severely damaged foetus is unconstitutional, a Kantar poll for a daily shows.
The Belarusian president has accused his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, of winning re-election by rigging the vote, Belarus's BielTA agency reported on Thursday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday criticised mass demonstrations that have been sweeping across Polish cities for a week now after the tightening of abortion laws by the country's Constitutional Tribunal.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents to a Kantar poll for the Gazeta Wyborcza daily said they supported women's right to abort a foetus if it was permanently and irreversibly deformed.
The issue of admissibility of termination of pregnancy evokes emotions everywhere in the world, but the scale of aggression and hate speech observed in recent days in Poland cannot be justified, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told the Gazeta Polska weekly.
Remembering August 1980 and the legacy of 'Solidarity,' we want to support civil society in Belarus and its efforts to achieve full democracy and freedom, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook on Thursday.
Poland wants to see freedom and democracy in Belarus and promises the support of the whole EU, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday in Katowice, southern Poland. The situation in Belarus will be the subject of a Wednesday online EU summit.
The last of four Poles arrested in the Belarusian capital Minsk amidst mass election protests in the city has been released, PAP learnt on Friday from diplomatic sources in Minsk. The three other Poles were freed on Thursday.
Ambassadors of Poland, EU member states, the USA, Great Britain, Japan and Switzerland laid flowers on Thursday at the site near the Pushkin Metro Station in Minsk where a protester was killed on Tuesday.
The presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia called on the Belarusian authorities to de-escalate tensions, stop using force against citizens with immediate effect, release detained participants of political protests and initiate dialogue with the people.