Russian accused of being a spy in Poland

Warsaw, Poland –

The prosecutor’s office in northeastern Poland has charged a Russian man living in Poland with spying for Moscow between 2015 and 2022, officials said Thursday.

An unidentified man has been in custody since April.

Grazyna Wawryniuk, a spokeswoman for the city of Gdansk’s public prosecutor, said she was accused of collecting and passing on to Russian intelligence detailed information about Polish forces near Russia’s northeastern border with Kaliningrad.

Prosecutors said last week the indictment was sent to a court in Gdansk on the Baltic coast.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the suspects would be brought to trial, but it usually takes months before a trial begins. If convicted, he could face his 10-year prison sentence.

Tensions between Poland and Russia were frozen a year ago when Moscow attacked their common neighbor Ukraine. Poland not only supports Ukraine’s struggle at the diplomatic level, but also provides armaments and humanitarian aid.

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