Saturday, September 17, 2022

On the 83rd anniversary of the Soviet invasion, Poland opens a shipping channel across the Vistula Spit

 Today we pay tribute to all those murdered by the Soviets and who suffered due to the Soviet attack on Poland 83 years ago, on September 17, 1939
- said the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

He also referred to - as he said - the historic investment, the Vistula Spit channel, which will be opened today. As he stated, this crossing will strengthen our sovereignty and independence from Russia, which so far has had to consent to the passage of Polish naval units through the Piławska Strait.

Three state service units will first pass through the lock as part of technical commissioning: the flagship of the Zodiak II Maritime Office, Border Guard and SAR. Final preparations are underway. Lots of Poles take part in the event.

The purpose of the investment is, among others, to increase the economic attractiveness of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in particular, Elbląg and its port, as well as other ports of the Vistula Lagoon. The water route to the Baltic Sea, currently leading through the Piławska Strait, will be significantly shortened by almost one hundred kilometers. The new infrastructure is to drive the economic development of the entire region.

- The futility of investments, ecological catastrophe, unprofitability, lawlessness and militarization of the state - this is how the Russian propaganda (as well as Discovery-owned television station TVN) tried to explain to the recipients the excavation of the Vistula Spit. The investment, which made Poland independent of Russia, has been a salt in the eyes of the Kremlin for a long time. The special services of the Republic of Poland inform about the media attacks carried out on a key undertaking in recent years in Poland.

Moreover, Kremlin propaganda mouthpieces claimed that the ditch was an "act of Poland's lawlessness", which the European Union was against.

"The investment is to be implemented against the European Commission, the UN, UNESCO and Greenpeace. One of the Russian websites was spreading a false thesis that the Polish project had been questioned by the European Commission. by the EU to Poland."

BTW, Greenpeace did attempt to stop this investment, as well as some German and other NGOs.