On September 17, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, accompanied by the leader of the Law and Justice party Jarosław Kaczynski, gathered in Nowy Świat in northeastern Poland to open the Vistula Canal with grandiose pumps. This 1,300-meter-long infrastructure now connects the Vistula Lagoon with the Gdansk Lagoon in the Baltic Sea, bypassing the Russian ports of the neighboring enclave of Kaliningrad.

The date of this inauguration was not chosen by chance, it coincides with“Anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland” in 1939, recalls the business newspaper Newspaper Pravna, “what is of additional importance in the conditions of the war in Ukraine”, adds a log.

If the government hastened to celebrate its “restored” sovereignty near Russian waters in this corner of Poland, the publication clarifies, “deepening of the channel in the lagoon of the river Vis