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Poland will send humanitarian aid to Belarus. There is an appeal by President Andrzej Duda

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At the request of President Andrzej Duda, humanitarian aid will be sent to Belarus. According to the President of the Governmental Agency for Strategic Reserves, Michał Kuczmierowski, transport will await the decision of the Belarusian authorities at the border crossing in Bobrowniki. This is the third transport prepared for Belarus.

On Saturday, a briefing was organized at the depot of the Governmental Agency for Strategic Reserves in Komorów. It was attended by Bogna Janke, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. As she reported, President Andrzej Duda, after receiving a report from the government and services about the current situation on the Polish-Belarusian border, asked for the initiative to prepare and send a humanitarian transport. – The Prime Minister took this initiative and this transport will go to the border crossing today – said Janke.

– President Andrzej Duda appeals to the Belarusian authorities to accept this humanitarian aid for people who live in this country lured by the promise of entering the EU and, unfortunately, are stuck in Belarus. Due to the cold weather and the weather, the president appeals to the Belarusian authorities for common sense and humanitarian behavior towards these people, said the presidential minister.

PAP / Paweł Supernak

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Humanitarian aid for Belarus

The President of the Governmental Agency for Strategic Reserves, Michał Kuczmierowski, announced that the transport was about to leave for the border crossing in Bobrowniki. – This is the next – the third – transport that, as the Governmental Agency for Strategic Reserves, we have prepared for Belarus. This transport is leaving in a moment – said Kuczmierowski. As he explained, the transport will go to the border crossing in Bobrowniki, where it will await the decision of the Belarusian authorities.

The RARS president also explained that “there will be blankets, beds, tents for humanitarian use as well as COVID-19 related PPE in transport.”

– In this case, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has submitted a special diplomatic note to the Belarusian authorities to accept this transport. The note also indicates that the next transport – it must already be confirmed as to its content by Belarus – may include drugs, medical supplies, food, depending on what will be needed at the border – said Michał Kuczmierowski.

As he added, “this is another transport, we hope that this time it will be admitted, the more so as the situation at the border is getting worse.”

Kuczmierowski recalled that “we try to react very actively and quickly to various problems and needs of our neighbors.” – Lithuanian authorities turned to Poland for help and similar materials are being prepared and sent there. Today’s transport is also based on the experience of Lithuanian transport – said the president of RARS.

Main photo source: PAP / Paweł Supernak



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