Supposedly Poland Denied Use of Airspace to Russian Aid Flights to Italy

Nope, turns out no.

Editor’s note: Russian flights definitely did take the long route over the Black Sea but so far nothing official from any capital as to why. A big own-goal for Poland/NATO if true.

— UPDATE — Poland categorically denies having done any such thing. Seems I was right to retain some skepticism.

As of Monday, Russia had sent fourteen Il-76 military aircraft to Italy to assist in the fight against the coronavirus. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian military experts will engage in disinfection and COVID-19 prevention after coordinating their operations with Italian authorities.

Aleksey Pushkov, a Russian Senator and a former chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, said on Monday that Poland refused to let Russian military aircraft carrying aid to coronovirus-hit Italy use its airspace.

In a post on Twitter, Pushkov slammed Poland’s actions, describing them as “meanness on the level of public policy”.

He noted that “from now on, Russia should not meet Poland half-way”.

​The tweet reads: “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.”

Internet users noticed that the aircraft route made a detour when flying to Italy, having to travel at least 3 000 kilometres more than if routed through Polish airspace.

On Saturday, 21 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Russia’s commitment to provide aid for Italy, the nation most drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. According to Johns Hopkins University data, Italy has seen over 63,000 cases confirmed with 6,007 deaths as of 24 March.

Source: Sputnik

  1. Jihadi Colin says

    And the Czechs stole over half a million Chinese masks and respirators being sent to Italy. European solidarity? Bwahahahahaha.

    1. cap960 says

      Where did you get that…would be interesting to read

      1. Jihadi Colin says

        They make no attempt to hide it, finally sending 110000 of 680000 on to Italy.

        1. Jozo Magoc says

          It were the German pigs who ilegally seized supplies for the Czech republic and Slovakia!

        2. cap960 says


    2. Jozo Magoc says

      Goatherder Jihadi, that’s filthy propaganda from your dirty mouths! I am Czech, observing my homeland carefuly,and China has excellent relationships with the Czech republic,contracts were signed and delivered! You moron,trough the Czech republic is receiving masks and respirators also neighboring Slovakia!!! You are just another Western brain dead puke!!!

      1. Jozo Magoc says

        It wasn’t the right plane for Italy, but for the Czechs! Another plane arrived shortly after which was for Italy you f..g morons!

      2. Jihadi Colin says

        Very literate of you. Ranting without proof even after the your so called country’s “government” (there are no EU countries or governments, except as slaves of Macron and Merkel’s EU) admitted that it seized the masks and respirators. As for you claiming that I’m western, you know what they say, it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

  2. cechas vodobenikov says

    Poles seem to dislike everyone–certainly Ukrainians, Russians, Romanians–having been colonized by the Germans, likely they admire them…Brexit was enabled largely due to large influx of Poles to the UK when they joined the EU–many working class Brits became unemployed when poles began to displace many workers there…Poles I have spoken with seem reasonable–however many have a long memory, sometimes a bit distorted

    1. Jozo Magoc says

      The judaised Polaks took british jobs for minimum wages,that’s how they pushed out of the jobs the domestic brits from their jobs! Polaks are very,very UNPOPULAR amongst the Brits!!!( As cockroaches)…

  3. Jozo Magoc says

    Western pigs, mainly the EU should have been helping to the suffering Italians! Yet,it is the slandered and sanctioned China,Russia and Cuba, who are helping to Italy! And Western, obese pigs only conspire and slander the real friends of the Italian people in hard times!!!

    You obese Western pigs,you better shut up!!! It’s mostly you,and your f..up,j udaised governments who let you die,your parents and grandparent on Covid-19!!!

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