Polish media: Russia intends to disrupt the construction of the canal through the Baltic Spit

Head of the Ministry of Maritime economics and inland navigation of Poland, Marek Grubarchik said that Russia intends to disrupt the construction of the canal through the Baltic (Vistula) spit, the Polish television channel TVP Info reports.

He believes that the canal will strengthen the economic independence of Poland, as Warsaw will no longer depend on the passage through the Kaliningrad Gulf to the Baltic, which is controlled by Moscow. At the same time, he reacted negatively to criticism of the construction of this channel, voiced by presidential candidate Rafal Tshaskovsky, who promised that he would stop construction if he was elected head of state. According to Grubarchik, Tshaskovsky’s behavior is detrimental to the country's security and may indicate his “cooperation” with Russia, which in every way impedes the implementation of the project.

Russia will do everything possible to block it. The worst thing is that she does this with the help of one of the candidates for the presidency of Poland. It all adds up here

- clarified Grubarchik.

Russia wants to block this project because it will become a strong help for Eastern Poland and an alternative for our eastern neighbors

- added Grubarchik.

We remind you that the Baltic (Vistula) spit is a narrow strip of land that separates the Kaliningrad (Vistula) bay from the main part of the Gdansk Bay of the Baltic Sea.

The length of the spit is 65 km (35 km belong to Russia), the width is from 300 to 1800 m in the middle and southern parts and 8-9 km in the northern. The spit is connected to the mainland at the southwestern end (in Poland), on the Russian side it is separated from the mainland by the navigable Baltic Strait, which was formed as a result of a storm in September 1510.

Scythe is a marine accumulative formation - a natural phenomenon that appeared as a result of the influence of natural forces. Sea waves and currents move sand to the shore, and the wind creates aeolian deposits (dunes) from it on the shore, up to 40 m high. The process of dune formation has been going on for 6 thousand years after the retreat of the Valdai Glacier.

The Poles began construction in February 2019. They plan to complete it in 2022. At the same time, environmentalists, not only Russian, but also from the European Union, are opposed to the construction site, which will destroy the local ecosystem.
  • Photos used: Krzysztof / wikimedia.org and Dwie szyszki / wikimedia.org
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 28 May 2020 14: 43
    If the Poles are trying to block all Russian projects, then why should Russia act differently? Moreover, the ecology of Russia will suffer from this project. But Putin has little guts to do something. In Crimea, they cannot do anything with the canal, but here it is Poland. Therefore, they will connect the EU. And the EU controls the United States, and the Americans don't give a damn about the ecology in Europe, just to make a mess of Russia.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 May 2020 14: 56
    It was necessary to leave Danzig with the surrounding area, and not give the Poles. No good deed goes unpunished.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 30 May 2020 02: 41
      And Memel at the same time, in the RSFSR.
  3. olpin51 Offline olpin51
    olpin51 (Oleg Pinegin) 28 May 2020 21: 45
    The unshakable confidence of idiots, amid the doubts of smart people, leads to hefty problems ...