Poland Denies Entry of Russian Night Wolves Bikers

World | April 27, 2015, Monday // 17:05|  views

Bikers of the Russian motorcycle club `Night Wolves` leave the Belarussian-Polish border point near Brest, some 350 kms from Minsk, Belarus, 27 April 2015, after the group was rejected to enter Poland. Photo: EPA

Poland denied entry of ten Russian Night Wolves bikers, who are traveling from Moscow to Berlin to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.

A spokesman for the Polish border guards stated that the bikers would not be allowed to pass through Polish territory as they did not fulfill the conditions for entry, TASS news agency reports.

The leader of the bikers said that the group will move to the Belarusian city of Brest, where they will hold a news conference on Tuesday.

More than 100 Polish bikers from the Katyn Raid motorcycle club waited to welcome the Russian bikers at the border.

The Russian ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreyev said that the embassy had received no official explanation on the denial of entry.

Polish authorities had warned that they will check every Russian on a motorcycle and search for Night Wolves badges in order to prevent bikers from the club from entering the country.

According to Polish authorities, the motocross amounted to a political provocation.

The Night Wolves, who are known for their close relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, embarked on their journey from Moscow to Berlin on Saturday.

They plan passing through Minsk, Brest, Wroclaw, Brno, Bratislava, Vienna, Munich and Prague in order to recreate the victorious march of the Red Army on Berlin.

Some of the members of the Night Wolves are also known for having participated in the conflict in eastern Ukraine on the side of the pro-Russian separatists., which resulted in the imposition of sanctions by the USA.

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