In Poland, they told why Russia strongly opposes the construction of a canal on the Baltic Spit

The activity of Russian propaganda around the construction of a shipping canal through the Baltic (Vistula) Spit is growing, writes the Polish conservative Internet publication Niezalezna.

Why Russia is categorically against this construction, said the press secretary of the Minister-Coordinator for the Polish special services Stanislava Zharin.

The construction of the canal, carried out by the Polish government, met with strong opposition from Russia from the very beginning. As the work progresses, the activity of Russian propaganda centers increases. They are trying to undermine or ridicule the legitimacy of this investment - strategic from the point of view of Poland's security and interests

- noted Zharin.

He specified that Moscow's informational pressure is aimed at torpedoing the actions of the Polish leadership, discrediting the project in the eyes of the Polish and international community, and also completely halting its implementation. Russia wants to stop the development of Poland by undermining the credibility of Warsaw from foreign contractors, investors and businessmen.

Zharin drew attention to several important aspects on which the work of the disinformation machine of the pro-Kremlin media is focused. They argue that building a canal across the spit is pointless, both for economic reasons and from the point of view of Poland's security. The implementation of the project will lead to disastrous consequences for the flora and fauna of the spit. Also, construction should be abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a possible economic crisis. Moreover, the project is called illegal because it contradicts the EU recommendations and is not coordinated with Moscow.

While spreading such arguments, Russian propagandists do not forget to emphasize that Poland needs this channel to create a NATO base in the immediate vicinity of the Kaliningrad region. Thus, "disinformers" focus on the threat to Russia's security, the newspaper writes.

The channel should be about 1 km long and 5 meters deep. It will allow ships with a draft of up to 4 m, a length of 100 m and a width of 20 m to enter the port of Elblag.Construction should be completed in 2022. This should guarantee Poland free access from the Vistula Lagoon to the Baltic Sea bypassing the Pillau (Baltic) Strait controlled by Russia.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 13 September 2020 08: 21
    Not knowing where we have here the hysteria of propagandists about this? request Who cares what they dig there. What country, such are the strategic feats. And if no one notices this mouse fuss, then there is the media for this. laughing
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 September 2020 09: 47
    Yes, not a fig is noticeable. There are no articles anywhere, only here.

    And in general, the Poles are here some kind of super-attention ...
  3. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 September 2020 11: 54
    Promotion of the Poles' own greatness. Except for the Reporter and Zen - not a single mention of news agencies about the construction of a universal scale.
  4. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 13 September 2020 12: 11
    There will be a reason for laughter in the future.
    This braid was not always there. In the 16th century, the geological and hydrological conditions somehow changed, the sea and the river began to accumulate sand in this place. And the scythe appeared.
    The fact that the Poles dig a ditch will not change these conditions "backwards." Well, what does it cost the sea and the river to restore the sand deposits? Yes, at the expense of "one"! Do the Poles want to fight with nature? Flag in hand and a drum on your neck! There is a lot of money, again, subsidies from the EU will run out next year ... So they will clean the canal until the cost of cleaning exceeds the cost of the canal. Then maybe they will think.
    It’s a pity for the animals, they will cut off their psheki from the mainland and from the main populations.
  5. Gadley Offline Gadley
    Gadley 13 September 2020 15: 51
    The Poles imagined themselves "tough guys" as in the joke about the elusive Joe - why elusive - but who cares about him. So are the Poles with their channel. I saw only 2 articles in the Russian media in a year - and then it is written that the cost of the channel is getting more expensive, and nothing else.
  6. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 13 September 2020 15: 53
    Poles, are you already laying down a straw, straining yourself? Po-la-ki, po-la-ki, po-la-ki ... dig deeper, even deeper, much deeper, dig wider, even wider, do not hesitate in your means, the West will help you! Of course, I am not all of Russia, but bury yourself there so that you have neither time nor energy left for us ... Forward, work!
  7. Sidor sidorini Offline Sidor sidorini
    Sidor sidorini (Sidor) 14 September 2020 15: 18
    The Ukrainians did not pull to the Black Sea. Only a small canal dared to dig. Somehow it is not serious for rzhecha with salt.