Poland’s decision to deny entry to Night Wolves bikers participating in the Moscow-Berlin motocross dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory Day will negatively affect bilateral relations between Warsaw and Moscow, Russia’s Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev said on Tuesday.
"There were no grounds for such decision," Andreev told Rossiya 1 TV channel. "We regret that such a decision was made," he added.
"Of course, such situations cannot go unnoticed for our future relations," the diplomat noted. "The 70th anniversary of Victory Day and everything connected to it is definitely a very sensitive topic for us," he stressed.
The Polish authorities didn't allow Russian bikers from the Night Wolves club to ride through the Polish territory, saying the motocross represents "a political provocation." The decision came in spite of remarks by Poland’s former Prime Minister Leszek Miller who called the step "a political paranoia."
The Polish Interior Ministry sent a note to the Russian Embassy in Poland "containing information on refusing entry to the territory of Poland to an organized group of motorcyclists, including representatives of the Night Wolves club."
First published by TASS.
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