BREST, Belarus – The leader of a Russian nationalist motorcycle club whose members were refused entry into Poland says they haven't abandoned their plans to ride to Berlin to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago.
Ten members of the Night Wolves who aimed to ride through Poland and other countries en route to Berlin were turned back Monday at the Poland-Belarus border. Poland last week denied entry for the group, saying their plan was a provocation.
The Night Wolves are closely allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin and are vehement supporters of Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Club leader Alexander Zaldostanov told reporters in the Belarus border city of Brest on Tuesday that the riders would try other routes to complete the ride, but he didn't give any details.