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Poland Summons Russian Ambassador Over Media Reports On Airspace Closure For Aircraft With Medical Aid To Italy

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Poland Summons Russian Ambassador Over Media Reports On Airspace Closure For Aircraft With Medical Aid To Italy

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Russian ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev was sumonned by the Polish Foreign Ministry over reports of Russian media outlets that Poland had closed airspace for Russian IL-76 aircraft delivering medical aid and medics to Italy. The Russian Defense Ministry has been involved in an active campaign to help Italy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens pieces of military equipment and over 100 specialists were deployed.

However, Russian aircraft are using a long ruote through the Black Sea to deliver the help. This fact became a source of multiple media reports speculating on the topic. Aleksey Pushkov, a Russian Senator and a former chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs.

“Poland did not let Russian aircraft carrying aid to Italy pass through its airspace. This is meanness at the level of public policy. Moreover, the help was for an ally of Poland in the EU and NATO. From now on, Russia should not meet Poland half-way, on any issue,” Pushkov wrote.

However, as SouthFront assumed earlier it appeared that the Russian side had not sent an official request to Poland. Commenting on the situation, Andreev said the Russian side had not contated Poland regarding the passage of aircraft. So, “there are no grounds for complaint against official authorities.” As to reports in media, the Russian side said that it is not responsible for coverage of the situation that goes from not official sources.

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  • JustPassingThrough

    tempest in a broken teapot

  • occupybacon

    This fake news meant to destroy EU will have serious consequences.

    • Raptar Driver

      The E.U. is an abomination!

      • occupybacon

        And a zombie too but still stronger than Russia

  • Assad must stay

    according to the map why would they even need to use polish airspace to get to italy? looks like its just a straight line to rome, but i wouldnt be surprised if poland still didnt let them use it, they are dumb as rocks

    • Jonathan Cohen

      On ordinary maps, the shortest air route actually arcs North due to the earth being round and the map being flat. Or toward the pole, so South if in the Southern Hemisphere.

      • Assad must stay

        oh ok hey man i missed u lol

    • Vitex

      The Poles have found a reason to be upset about something Russian. They need to study history – Catherine the Great was shagging their king at one point

      • Assad must stay

        either they fail to realize they will be one of the first countries to turn into a warzone in event of war, or they are ok with it, which is even stranger

      • Jake321

        Everyone knows Russians will fuck anyone and anything. Just depends how much Vodka they binge till they can’t get it up anymore.

    • Fedor Tokarev

      Ukrainian airspace is blocked for any Russian planes. Even the civilian ones. Now look at the map again.

      • Assad must stay

        right i forgot about that, 2 stupid countries

  • Jake321

    LOL…sure. It was on RT and Sputnik and we all know that those are not official sources…the old Russian Soviet Bureau of Truth would be so proud of their children in the New Kremlin. They will have their well deserved Karma later next month. Pass the popcorn…