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Five things worth knowing on Sunday, May 12

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On Saturday, Prime Minister Donald Tusk visited Podlasie, where he announced the start of work on a modern fortification on the eastern border. Switzerland won the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden. Hubert Hurkacz managed to defeat the legendary Spaniard in his first match against Rafael Nadal. Here are five things to know on Sunday, May 12.

1. Tusk on the eastern border

Prime Minister Donald Tusk paid a visit to the Podlaskie Voivodeship on Saturday. After a briefing with soldiers of the Polish Army, Border Guard and Police officers in the Podlasie Military Task Force, he emphasized that there is a need to “strengthen the border – both in connection with the pressure organized by President Lukashenko's regime, but also in connection with the growing threat resulting from Russia's aggression against Ukraine and from the uncertain geopolitical situation. – We have started intensive work on a modern fortification along the entire Polish eastern border – he announced.

Prime Minister: We have started work on a modern fortification on the eastern border

Donald Tusk visited the Polish-Belarusian border. “We are dealing with a progressive hybrid war”Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska/Fakty TVN

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2. Numerous victims of Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip

At least 47 Palestinians, including children, have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, conducted on Friday evening and on the night from Friday to Saturday – reports CNN. Refugee camps, among others, were damaged in the raids.

Destruction in the northern part of the Gaza Strip

Destruction in the northern part of the Gaza StripReuters

3. Switzerland is the winner of Eurovision

Switzerland and Nemo won the 68th final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden. The jury of 37 countries and the Eurovision audience appreciated the song “Code”.

Nemo (Switzerland) at Eurovision 2024PAP/EPA/JESSICA GOW

Even before the final, there were many emotions surrounding 20-year-old Eden Golan, representing Israel. It accompanied her performances from the very first rehearsals booing and pro-Palestinian shouts. During the artist's Saturday performance, amidst the applause, whistles from the audience were also clearly audible.

SEE ALSO: Whistling during the performance of the Israeli representative. Protests and confusion during the Eurovision final

Eden Golan from Israel during the final performance. Eurovision 2024PAP/EPA/JESSICA GOW

4. Hubert Hurkacz won against tennis legend Rafael Nadal

Hubert Hurkacz played against Rafael Nadal for the first time on Saturday and he took his chance. He defeated the undisputed tennis legend 6:1, 6:3 and prevented the Spaniard from fighting for his 11th title in the ongoing tournament in Rome.

Hubert Hurkacz defeated Rafael Nadal in Rome

Hubert Hurkacz defeated Rafael Nadal in RomeHubert Hurkacz defeated Rafael Nadal in RomeGettyImages

READ ALSO: Hurkacz for Eurosport: when I stepped onto the court, I believed in it

5. Speedway Grand Prix at PGE Narodowy, Zmarzlik second

It took place at the PGE Narodowy in Warsaw on Saturday speedway Grand Prix of Poland. Bartosz Zmarzlik took second place after a great fight, won by Australian Jason Doyle

READ ALSO: Zmarzlik satisfied with the result. “I didn't win here again, but I'm taking it step by step.”

Main photo source: PAP/Paweł Supernak



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