The Defence Minister of Poland announced on Thursday that a spy network operating within the country has been dismantled. This announcement came after a report by private broadcaster RMF FM, which stated that a group of spies working for Russia had been detained
On Wednesday, RMF, a private broadcaster, reported that six individuals suspected of spying for Russia had been arrested by Polish security services. The group was allegedly involved in planning activities aimed at sabotage, as per the broadcaster’s information.
“I would like to emphasize the great success achieved by the officers of the Internal Security Agency, because the whole spy network has been unravelled,” Mariusz Blaszczak told state broadcaster Polskie Radio 1.
Blaszczak declined to comment further on the case and said more details would be announced by Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski at a news conference
On Wednesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda met with CIA Director William Burns. The president’s office said on Twitter that they discussed “the current security situation”.
According to the RMF report, the six people arrested were from countries to the east of Poland and were working for Russian intelligence. The spies had hidden cameras on important railway routes, mainly in the southern Podkarpackie region.
According to RMF, cameras were found close to the Jasionka airport near Rzeszow, which has become a key transfer point for weapons and ammunition being delivered to Ukraine.
RMF reported that security had been stepped up around key railway routes and critical infrastructure as a result of the discovery of the spy network in Poland.