Russian ambassador: A repeat of Ukraine's situation "not possible" in the Baltics, Poland

Russia's ambassador to Poland says it's "not possible" for Russia to repeat the incursion it made into Ukraine in the Baltic states or in Poland.

Ambassador Sergei Andreyev told Polish Radio 1 late Thursday that Russia's actions in Crimea were an "exceptional situation" and "transferring that to other countries and other regions is not possible."

Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 after sending troops in several weeks earlier.

The envoy says if Polish politicians "say there is a threat from Russia to Poland or to the Baltic states, the basic question is why would Russia threaten these countries?" He rejected suggestions that Russia could want to expand its area of influence.

Andreyev said Russia's tense relations with Poland eventually "will pass and we will be back to normal."