The Polish Armed Forces do not conduct provocative activities in the Baltic Sea, stated the Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces.
Earlier, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction operator Nord Stream 2 AG stated that there was an increased activity of foreign ships and military aircraft in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction area. The company sees this activity as provocative and a threat to the completion of the project.
According to Nord Stream 2 AG, on March 29, 2021, a Polish Navy warship (tactical number 823) carried out circular maneuvers around the Fortuna pipe-laying barge. Besides, the Polish PZL-Mielec M-28B1 Rbi anti-submarine aircraft regularly performs low altitude and close distance overflights of the working area near the pipe-laying barge.
“The Polish Navy does not conduct any provocative activities and carries out its tasks in accordance with international law,” the Operational Command said in a post on Twitter.
At the same time, the Polish military acknowledged that “M-28B aircraft regularly conduct patrol and reconnaissance flights in the Baltic Sea area.”