Night Wolves vow to return to Polish border
PR dla Zagranicy
The leader of Russian biker group the Night Wolves has said he will personally lead fellow motorcyclists to the Polish border on Tuesday in spite of a ban by Poland's foreign ministry.
Bikers, most probably members of the Night Wolves, on the Belarusian side of the border at Terespol, Monday. Photo: PAP/Wojciech Pacewicz
Ten bikers were turned away from the Polish border with Belarus at Terespol on Monday, after Warsaw claimed that Russia had not submitted sufficient information concerning the rally, which commemorates Nazi Germany's WWII surrender 70 years ago.
However, Night Wolves' leader Alexander Zaldostanov has told Russian news portal gazeta.ru that he will lead about 100 bikers to the border on Tuesday.
The bikers had wanted to reach Berlin by 9 May, when Russia will be holding its WWII Victory Parade in Moscow.
Although Warsaw has claimed that the bikers are being denied access on ''formal grounds,'' Russia's foreign ministry has insisted in a statement ''that it is clear that the decision that was taken has a political motive."
The Night Wolves backed Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, and they are considered loyal to President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who has called them his ''friends''. (nh)