A prosecutor-general’s office says it has arrested a Russian national on suspicion that he allegedly collected information about Poland’s military units, their supplies, and staff members at the request of Russian intelligence.
The prosecutor’s office in the northern Polish city of Gdansk said on April 12 that the suspect, whose identity was not disclosed, has been placed in pretrial detention for three months. It gave no further details on the case.
A spokesman for the Minister-Coordinator for Intelligence Services, Stanislaw Zarin, said the suspect was apprehended on April 6 and faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of espionage.
According to the Portal Samorzadowy website, the suspect has lived in Poland for 18 years and owns a business in the country.