Germans delighted with Poland. “They achieved what Frederick the Great wanted”

The daily calls the ditch “strategically important”, allowing for the first time a free passage from the Vistula Lagoon to the Baltic Sea, without the need for transit through Russian territorial waters. As “FAZ” notes, the ditch of the Vistula Spit, which, like the lagoon, belonged to East Prussia until 1945, was already thought of before. “The Kings of Poland and Prussia, Stefan Batory and Frederick the Great, already considered building a branch canal – primarily to cut off trade from the self-confident Hanseatic city of Gdańsk,” writes the Warsaw commentator of the newspaper Gerhard Gnauck.