Belarus refused to accept Polish humanitarian aid for migrants wandering on the border between Poland and Belarus, the head of the government, Mateusz Morawiecki, informed on Wednesday.
On the Polish-Belarusian border, near the village of Usnarz Górny, on the Belarusian side, foreigners have been camping for several days. On the Belarusian side, the Belarusian services will block their way from a possible retreat. The crossing to the Polish side is guarded by soldiers and Border Guard officers.
On Sunday, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a diplomatic note to the Belarusian side, offering humanitarian aid to migrants. On Tuesday, the president of the Governmental Strategic Reserves Agency, Michał Kuczmierowski, said that humanitarian aid transport – which includes, inter alia, tents, blankets, power generators – located at the border crossing in Bobrowniki.
Belarus refuses to accept humanitarian aid
On Wednesday, at a press conference in Komorów, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that the Belarusian side had “fully refused to accept Polish support for humanitarian purposes.” – These are people who are on the territory of Belarus, so Belarus is fully responsible for them, both in terms of international law and in human terms – he emphasized.
On Tuesday evening, information about Poland’s refusal to grant humanitarian aid was also provided by Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz.