Oct 8, 2021
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In Kaliningrad, Poland’s plan to dig a canal through the Baltic Spit was revealed

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The Warsaw project has nothing to do with the economy

Poland decided to dig a shipping channel through the Baltic Spit solely for the rapid transfer of armored vehicles, and not at all for economic purposes. This is the conclusion reached by the governor of the Kaliningrad region, Anton Alikhanov, in an interview with the Daily Storm.

“So that the tank regiments, which are located near Elblag, have a separate, independent, probably, opportunity to pass through this channel. That’s it, nothing else is needed!” – says the head of the westernmost region of Russia.

The governor stressed that everyone understands this, including the chairman of the ruling party in Poland “Law and Justice” Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

He noted that in reality, until now, neither Polish ships nor ships of other countries had any problems with the passage to the port of Elblag. This is despite the fact that they pass through Russian territorial waters to get there.

“Neither Moscow, nor the regional authorities have ever used any geography and calmly let through all the ships that wanted to pass through the strait,” the politician said.

According to Alikhanov, the construction of the Polish canal is being carried out in violation of international law and may lead to an environmental disaster in the region.

Recall that Warsaw approved a plan to dig a canal through the Baltic Spit back in 2016 in order to bypass the territory of the Russian Federation, so as not to pay Moscow for transit. At the same time, Brussels forbade Poland to carry out work without the approval of the European Commission. The fact is that environmentalists opposed the project.

However, this did not stop the Poles, and the great construction project, the initial investment in which was estimated at 880 million zlotys, started in 2019. Last fall, local media reported that the authorities could not scrape together even PLN 15 million to continue digging the navigable passage.

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