The Border Guard prevented Vera Zvonareva, a Russian tennis player, supposed to play in the WTA tennis tournament in Warsaw,from entering Poland. According to the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Russian was not allowed into the country for reasons of public security protection. Zvonareva tried to fly to Warsaw from Serbia.
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On Friday, the Border Guard blocked the entry of a Russian tennis player to Poland. 38-year-old Vera Zvonareva, using a visa issued by France, tried to get to our country – the Ministry of Interior and Administration reported.
The tennis player born in Moscow wanted to participate in the BNP Paribas Warsaw Open tournament, where Iga Świątek will play. Her father – Tomasz Świątek – is the organizer of the tournament.
“The Border Guard prevented the entry of a Russian tennis player to Poland. Vera Zvonareva, using a visa issued by France, flying from Belgrade to Warsaw, tried to get to our country” – the force explained on social media.
After arriving from Serbia, the tennis player stayed in the transit zone of Chopin Airport in Warsaw and flew to Podgorica on Saturday after 12:00.
“The Russian, who is on the list of persons whose stay is undesirable on the territory of the Republic of Poland, was not admitted by the Border Guard for reasons of state security and public security protection” – the Ministry of Interior and Administration said in a statement.
“Poland consistently opposes the Putin and Lukashenko regimes, not agreeing to the entry of people supporting the actions of Russia and Belarus into our country” – it was added on the ministry’s website.
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