Poland opens canal near Kaliningrad

Polish President Andrzej Duda has officially inaugurated a new shipping canal connecting the Baltic Sea with the Vistula Lagoon. This is “a great victory for Poland, a great victory for all patriots, a great victory for all who understand the word sovereignty,” the 50-year-old said Saturday, according to the PAP agency. Until now, the Vistula Lagoon was accessible to ships from the Baltic Sea only through Russian territory.

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