The Polish Senate, in a resolution adopted by the upper house of parliament on Friday, expressed its solidarity with the Australian people, who have been fighting catastrophic fires for months.
The Senate session was attended by the Australian Ambassador to Poland Lloyd Brodrick, to whom Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki presented the resolution.
It was pointed out in the resolution that “the Senate of the Republic of Poland sends words of respect for all those who are fighting fires, and providing shelter and assistance to those who have suffered as a result of the fires.” “We appreciate the efforts of the fire-fighters, police and army, and thousands of volunteers, among whom are many Australians of Polish descent and Poles living in Australia,” read the resolution.
The resolution also noted that the Senate supported the declarations of assistance made by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, as well as the individual acts of support by Polish citizens for the victims of this cataclysm.
The raging fires in Australia have claimed at least 28 lives, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and scorched more than 10 million hectares of land since October. The conservation group WWF-Australia estimates 1.25 billion wild animals have died during the current fire emergency, and that many species of animals face extinction. (PAP)