MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) - The situation on the Belarusian-Polish border is under constant control of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova told the media on 12 November, BelTA has learned.
“The Belarusian president instructed the Council of the Republic to take the issue related to children and women who got stuck on the Belarusian-Polish border under its control. Chairman of the Council of the Republic's Standing Committee on Education, Science, Culture and Social Development Viktor Liskovich will stay there to communicate with refugees. We will provide women and children with medical and other necessary assistance. Perhaps, just so that they could have some rest in normal conditions. The conditions they are in today are inhumane. We will do everything we can to help these people. We will keep this situation under control until it is resolved,” said Natalya Kochanova.
The speaker recalled that senators, members of the Council of the Republic, representatives of the women's union of the upper house of parliament visited the border and provided humanitarian assistance to refugees. “They spoke with the refugees. They saw the horrible situation in which people found themselves. We took it as a personal tragedy. We, Belarusians, like no one else know what hunger and cold is. Our older generations experienced it when Belarus was under occupation. What the Polish authorities are doing today in relation to these people is not just inhumane, it is cynical and unacceptable. We, of course, will do everything possible to help these people,” the speaker said.
Natalya Kochanova added that today a lot of Belarusians empathize with refugees and are ready to provide them with necessary assistance, food and clothes. “We have decided to provide them with all available assistance through the Red Cross,” stressed the chairwoman of the Council of the Republic.