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MOSCOW, April 30. /TASS/. Russian bikers from the Night wolves club have legally entered the European Union and are heading for Berlin to participate in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II, the motorcycle marathon’s leader Andrey Bobrovsky told TASS on Thursday.
"We managed to cross the Polish border. Now we are in the territory of the EU, we continue our marathon, everything is legal. We proceed gradually, trying to catch up with the schedule and avoid bringing people down," Bobrovsky said.
Motorcyclists plan to hold commemorative events in the Czech city of Ostrava on April 30, and later in Bratislava and Vienna. The bikers plan to reach Berlin by May 9 to participate in the commemorative events dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the Victory. "We don’t want to harm anyone with our marathon. The event is exclusively peaceful with a historical component. We just want to honor the memory of our grandfathers, great-grandfathers and show them that we know and respect our history," he noted.
On April 25, bikers from Night Wolves club started their Moscow-Berlin motorcycle marathon dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II. The planned route will pass through Minsk, Brest, Wroclaw, Brno, Bratislava, Vienna, Munich and Prague. On April 27, the bikers were denied entry to Poland. The Polish Foreign Ministry said the reason for denying entry lay in "lack of necessary concrete information about the group’s plans on the territory of Poland." Germany earlier revoked visas of several participants of the marathon.
Russia’s Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev said on Tuesday that Poland’s decision to deny entry to Night Wolves bikers will negatively affect bilateral relations between Warsaw and Moscow. "There were no grounds for such decision," Andreev told Rossiya 1 TV channel. "We regret that such a decision was made," he added. "Of course, such situations cannot go unnoticed for our future relations," the diplomat noted. "The 70th anniversary of Victory Day and everything connected to it is definitely a very sensitive topic for us," he stressed.