The last time Poland 'spoke' it was to accuse Russia of invasion (and the time before that it was to accuse the government of giving the USA blow jobs), but this time actions speak louder than words:
- *POLAND BLOCKS FLIGHT OF RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER'S PLANE: RIA
Defense Minister Soigu's plane was forced to U-turn and land back in Bratislava.
As RIA reports,
Poland has refused overflight rights to the plane of Russia’s defense minister, Sergey Shoigu, who was on his way from Slovakia, RIA Novosti’s correspondent reported. The plane has landed in Bratislava.
The minister was returning from the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Slovakian national uprising that took place in the town of Banská Bystrica.
However, Poland banned entrance into its airspace for the Tu-154 plane, according to a RIA Novosti correspondent who was on board, citing one of the crewmembers.
The plane had to take a U-turn and landed in Bratislava an hour later.
Negotiations are being held on the matter at the moment.
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Retaliation for this?
Ponta is late for the cocktail reception http://t.co/OoBSZnrBlJ Russia Has Closed Its Air Space For Romanian Prime Minister's Plane— Dmitry Rogozin (@DRogozin) August 28, 2014
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Or perhaps it is for his EU colleagues...
Despite a long run of initial resistance, Prime Minister Donald Tusk is now giving "serious consideration" to taking the post of European Council President, members of Tusk's inner circle admitted Friday, but leaving ambiguity how the governing party would proceed without what has arguably been the most dominant figure in Polish politics of recent years.