Poland busts three more Russian spies, says senior security official

29 March, 01:47 AM
Detainees in Poland acted on the instructions of Russian special services (Photo:Polska Policja/Twitter)

Detainees in Poland acted on the instructions of Russian special services (Photo:Polska Policja/Twitter)

Poland’s special services have recently detained three more Russian agents who were monitoring the supply of military aid to Ukraine and reportedly preparing sabotage on Polish railways, Stanisław Żaryn, the acting deputy of the Minister Coordinator of Special Services in Poland, told Polish news agency PAP on March 28.

“The Internal Security Agency has identified some more individuals who acted as part of the previously uncovered spy ring,” he said.

“We’re dealing with detainees who are charged with espionage and participation in an organized criminal group.”

Żaryn clarified that 12 people had already been detained in this case.

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The group is believed to have been working for the Russian special services, performing typical intelligence tasks and engaging in propaganda activities.

“This is a whole network of people who were tasked with collecting information about routes and logistics to Ukraine,” he said.

“They also distributed specific content on the order of the Russian side, which is included on the agenda of active propaganda activities against Poland.”

The investigation is ongoing and further arrests are possible, he added.

Polish media reported on March 15 that six people suspected of spying for the Russian special services had been detained in Poland. Journalists said that the group was preparing acts of sabotage on Polish territory and monitored the transfer of Western weapons to Ukraine.

Later, Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak confirmed that Poland had dismantled a Russian spy ring operating in the country.

The suspects were cooperating with Russia’s FSB and preparing acts of sabotage aimed at paralyzing the supply of equipment, weapons, and assistance to Ukraine, Polish Minister of the Interior and Administration Mariusz Kamiński said on March 16.

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