Poland blocks entry to 7 bikers with pro-Kremlin group

Polish border police say they have prevented seven members of a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club from entering Poland.

The members of the Russian Night Wolves had hoped to cross Poland as part of a ride paying homage to the Red Army soldiers who died fighting Hitler's forces.

A spokesman for the border police, Dariusz Sieniecki, said four of the bikers who were denied entry were from Slovakia, two from Germany and one from Russia.

Poland's Foreign Ministry said last week it would ban them for security reasons.

It is Poland's second such ban on the nationalistic Night Wolves club after a similar ban in 2015.

Russia's Foreign Ministry last week protested what it called a "particularly cynical and malicious gesture aimed at deliberate deterioration in Russian-Polish relations."