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Inflation in Poland in April 2022 was at 12.4% compared to the corresponding month in 2021 - Poland's official statistical agency Statistics Poland said in a report released on Friday. This is 0.1 percentage point more than the agency estimated at the end of April. Compared to the March 2022, consumer prices in Poland increased by 2.0%.

A desperate father of a 5-year-old boy ran to police officers who were in the middle of an intervention and asked them for help as his son was suffocating. Realising that the situation was very serious, sergeant Radosław Kotwicki ordered a police escort and the race for the boy's life began. Luckily, it ended happily.

Troopers from were called to I-84 in Tolland to assist a motor vehicle with a flat tire, the Connecticut State Police said in a Facebook post. Upon arriving, the officers realised that the person who had asked for assistance was none other than Poland's former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Wałęsa.

"We have made huge funding available for the member states most affected, and it’s important that they use this money that is available now, because the needs are there right now," European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said in an interview for TVN24 correspondent in Brussels Maciej Sokołowski. Asked if Poland's government was right to say that the country had not received any financial support to help refugees, she replied: "That is not true".

"At stake in this war is of course the future of Ukraine, the future of European security, and the future of Russia as well," former Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt said in an interview for TVN24's Jan Niedziałek. Bildt, who had also served as Sweden's foreign minister took part in Impact'22 event held in Poznań. In his view, the conflict in Ukraine "is the biggest war we have had in our time".

In his speech on "The American Day" event marking the 40 years of the KARTA centre, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski spoke about the Polish-American relations. "Our nations must have a common, shared set of values," he said, adding that Poland and America should uphold the standards both countries have shared for two centuries. Ambassador Brzezinski also stressed that both the two nations should keep on helping Ukraine because "America and Poland today share the same freedom, but Ukraine does not".

Polish government has put forward a draft relief package for mortgage borrowers, aimed at supporting them in paying their monthly installments amid the increasing interest rates. "Today at the Council of Ministers we've proposed new solutions," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday, adding that the package would now be referred to public consultation.

U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski gave a lecture at the University of Warsaw on Monday (May 9), in which he praised Poland for providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine. "Thanks to you, Poland is seen as a humanitarian superpower. I am proud to be a U.S. Ambassador to a humanitarian superpower," Brzezinski said.

Grand larceny in the village of Chyby (Greater Poland Voivodeship). An antique bell has been stolen out of the belfry at the local church. Poznań Police are on the case, while the parson calls on anyone who has "recently noticed anything suspicious" to come forward.