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Poland's prime minister views planned trip by Russian bikers through Poland as a 'provocation'

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, July  24, 2010, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides three wheeler at centre,  accompanied by the Night Wolves biker group leader Alexander Zaldostanov, right,  at Gasfort near Sevastopol, Crimea.  Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz spoke out Wednesday April 15, 2015, against plans by Russian nationalistic Night Wolves biker group to ride through Poland on a journey to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. The Night Wolves, a nationalistic group loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, plan to retrace the westward path that Red Army soldiers took across eastern Europe as they fought Nazi troops.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, FILE)

    FILE - In this file photo taken on Saturday, July 24, 2010, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides three wheeler at centre, accompanied by the Night Wolves biker group leader Alexander Zaldostanov, right, at Gasfort near Sevastopol, Crimea. Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz spoke out Wednesday April 15, 2015, against plans by Russian nationalistic Night Wolves biker group to ride through Poland on a journey to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. The Night Wolves, a nationalistic group loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, plan to retrace the westward path that Red Army soldiers took across eastern Europe as they fought Nazi troops. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug.  29, 2011, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides three wheeler at centre,  accompanied by the Night Wolves biker group leader Alexander Zaldostanov, right, at Novorossiysk, Russia.  Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz spoke out Wednesday April 15, 2015, against plans by Russian nationalistic Night Wolves biker group to ride through Poland on a journey to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. The Night Wolves, a nationalistic group loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, plan to retrace the westward path that Red Army soldiers took across eastern Europe as they fought Nazi troops.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, FILE)

    FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides three wheeler at centre, accompanied by the Night Wolves biker group leader Alexander Zaldostanov, right, at Novorossiysk, Russia. Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz spoke out Wednesday April 15, 2015, against plans by Russian nationalistic Night Wolves biker group to ride through Poland on a journey to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. The Night Wolves, a nationalistic group loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, plan to retrace the westward path that Red Army soldiers took across eastern Europe as they fought Nazi troops. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

Poland's prime minister has spoken out against a Russian motorcycle club that plans to ride through Poland on a journey to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The Night Wolves, a nationalistic group loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, plan to retrace the westward path Soviet soldiers took in their defeat of Nazi Germany.

Plans to go through Poland have angered many Poles, with Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz on Wednesday saying that she considers them a "provocation."

Poles still have bitter memories of Soviet actions during World War II. Though thankful for the Soviet role in defeating Hitler, Poles were also subjected to an often cruel-Soviet occupation in their country's eastern half during the war.