Wednesday, May 29

Poland and Lithuania Come to the Aid of Residents of Belarus

Poland and Lithuania have announced that they want to help residents of neighbouring Belarus.

 

There have been demonstrations there for almost a week against the controversial election victory of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Lithuania has offered to treat Belarusians injured during demonstrations. Security forces are cracking down on protesters and have arrested thousands of people.

Poland is making 11 million euros available, among other things to support Belarusians who want to come to Poland. The money is also intended to support independent media and other organizations.

The Polish government is also offering students from the neighbouring country the prospect of scholarships. “We have opened our hearts to Belarus.

Now we also want to open our borders and universities,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in parliament.

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