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Komorowski: Sejm of Poland stands for sanctions on Belarusian regime

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The parliament of Poland is going to take tough actions to react to repression by the Belarusian authorities.

Andzelika Borys, the head of the Union of Poles in Belarus unrecognized by the Belarusian authorities, visited the Polish parliament. On February 26, she had a meeting in the Presidium of the Sejm, formed by the marshal and the vicemarshals, Radio Svaboda reports.

Marshal of the SejmBronislaw Komorowski said after the meeting, he would call on all political forces of Poland to “support independent Belarusian media, especially Belsat TV channel”.

According to him, the Sejm of Poland will show its “solidarity and quick reaction to repressions by the authorities” and approve a resolution on sanctions against representatives of the Belarusian regime. In particular, Poland will oppose giving loan to Belarus.

Andzelika Borys told the Presidium of the Sejm about the current situation with the Polish minority in Belarus. According to her, the arrangement on forming an expert group on UPB situation reached by Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Radoslaw Sikorski in Kyiv yesterday was a “positive signal”.

“Of course, we need normalization of relation. We are citizens of Belarus; the Constitution guarantees us the right to association. It’s difficult to forecast the future. There was the first step, we’ll see further actions,” Andzelika Borys said. She also took part in the joint session of parliamentary committees on foreign affairs and liaison with Poles abroad.