Poles about a canal under construction on the Baltic Spit: Russians will cover it with conventional artillery


The construction of a navigable canal on the Baltic (Vistula) Spit raises more and more questions in Poland, writes the Polish newspaper Gazeta.


MP from SLD Beata Maciejewska asked the Polish Ministry of Defense about the mentioned channel. She drew attention to the fact that according to the statements of a number of public organizations, construction may threaten the country's security.

The department replied that the conclusions of the "private structures" represent a "subjective assessment" and do not correspond to reality. Moreover, the creation of a passage will serve to strengthen the security of Poland. The military stressed that the new waterway will allow ships, ships and floating crafts of the Polish Navy, with a draft of less than three meters, to freely enter the waters of the Kaliningrad (Vistula) Bay.


The Polish audience did not leave this news unnoticed:

Poland's security will become higher as soon as PIS leaves (the ruling Law and Justice Party - ed.)

- posted by marikfox.

Security will be strengthened, of course ... While hypersonic missiles from Kaliningrad can reach Warsaw in 4 minutes, the channel is key. Not even mentioning that a serious ship will not pass there at all

Added wooki74 sarcastically.

Security is guaranteed to go down, because we deliberately provoke Russia

- responded critically dojcze_kabana.

Each new hole in the fence only lures intruders. Don't you understand that ?!

- stated jew_jitsu.

Finally, our aircraft carriers will be able to navigate the Vistula Lagoon without hindrance!

- said harry_callahan sarcastically.

How many tanks, long-range howitzers, grenade launchers or helicopters could be purchased for 4 billion Polish zlotys ?!

- asks hunter4.

It's like swimming in a pond on a pig trough and declaring your willingness to conquer the seas. One salvo of unguided rockets through this channel, and that's it ...

- wrote aktraper.

In 1939 we had a fleet that was several times better than it is now. But his only success was a quick evacuation

- reminded jantarski11.

The user t_wxxx, in turn, believes that the channel under construction can be covered with conventional artillery:

But seriously, what if our neighbor deployed, for example, a battery of self-propelled howitzers near Kaliningrad? Then only a canoe or a small pontoon will pass through this channel, and even then only at night, for during the day a powerful salvo will destroy everything.
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  1. shinobi Offline
    shinobi (Yuri) 22 August 2020 14: 44
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    For modern art, the time of day does not matter. As before, in general.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 22 August 2020 18: 02
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      First, what to do for small units of the Polish navy in half of the Vistula shallow lagoon-trap, when opposite is the Baltic base of the Russian Navy ... The channel is only for civil navigation, and it's shallow, only small-tonnage ships will be able to pass ... A completely incomprehensible idea propaganda seems to be the main thing with this channel - we have our own channel, and for what and why, we did not find it difficult to determine ...
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 August 2020 15: 18
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    What garbage they write.
    There is a business plan, there is a calculation of benefits, documents and money - and that's it.

    And repeating about a battery of howitzers or the Chelyabinsk meteor is a sign of alternatives with their green men and mosek.
    1. margo Offline
      margo (margo) 18 September 2020 17: 39
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      This is for "Hurray for the Patriots" to be proud.
  3. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 August 2020 15: 22
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    Poles about a canal under construction on the Baltic Spit: Russians will cover it with conventional artillery

    - Well, so it's supposed to cover a braid with some kind of headdress ... - a scarf, a beret, a hat, a hood, a hood ...
    - Ah .. if all this does not fit .. then ... then artillery will do ... -Hahah ...
    - It's not easy to go to Poland ... -Hahah ...
  4. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 22 August 2020 20: 42
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    Russians will cover him with conventional artillery

    Question - WHY? What value does this channel have in case of war? None. Nobody will beat him. No rockets, no artillery, no green men from the shore. A purely economic project - not to enter the territorial waters of Russia, and not to pay pilotage dues.
    1. GRF Offline
      GRF 23 August 2020 04: 45
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      It’s right that we pound the water, we’re not Europe, which is happy to destroy (or wants to destroy) someone else’s infrastructure ... maybe it’s even useful for us to save time when we need it ...
  5. bobba94 Offline
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 23 August 2020 15: 29
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    Finally, there was news about the canal under construction on the Vistula Spit. After all, I could not sleep, I kept pondering - how are the Poles doing there, how soon they will build their own canal, where they get money for construction, what benefits they will get from this canal ....... Now I am calm.
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    boriz (boriz) 23 August 2020 21: 06
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    Then only a canoe or a small pontoon will pass through this channel, and even then only at night, for during the day a powerful salvo will destroy everything.

    Why "powerful"? If, in theory, we assume that it comes to shooting, then 1 - 2 hits of something with a caliber of 152 mm will be enough.
    The fact is that, having cut off the part of the Vistula Spit with a canal, which forms, in fact, the bay, Poland will have to build a road bridge. Because people live on this spit, settlements, some kind of agriculture (it is clear that the fields around the houses are plowed up).
    It is enough to drop 1 or 2 bridge spans into the water and the channel will cease to be navigable, and repair work in a combat situation is unrealistic.
    Distance from the Russian border - 24 km. Theoretically (at the limit) even Msta can finish off the long-range Krasnopol M1 guided projectile. The coalition can reach 80 km with a guided missile.
    So what security is there?
    And the Poles prefer not to talk about the economic justification. Apparently, just cutting the budget.
    Not to mention that the channel will be constantly filled with sand and will have to be cleaned regularly.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 24 August 2020 00: 32
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      Poland will have to build a road bridge. Because how people live on this spit

      No I do not think so. Yes, there is a road on the spit (501), passing through the small town of Kahlberg and leading to the village of Piaski. Then the road ends.
      Where the canal is being built, there is no longer a road, and, accordingly, no one lives.
      So, there probably won't be a bridge.

      And this channel, naturally, has no strategic significance.
      Poles simply fear that aggravation of relations with Russia could lead to administrative difficulties for merchant ships to pass through the passage in Baltiysk.

      All these reflections on the shelling of the channel by Russian artillery are nothing more than idle chatter.
  7. margo Offline
    margo (margo) 18 September 2020 17: 38
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    Russians will cover him with conventional artillery

    no one will cover anyone, why write nonsense.