After allegations that they were planning sabotage in Poland and keeping an eye on railroad routes to transfer weaponry into Ukraine, Polish authorities announced Thursday that the country’s security agencies had captured members of a Russian spy ring.
Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski reported that nine people had been detained by the Internal Security Service on suspicion of spying for Russia. On Wednesday, three people were apprehended.
The suspects were organizing “sabotage acts intended to paralyze the supply of equipment, ammunition, and help to Ukraine,” he claimed at a news conference in Warsaw.
He claimed that in addition to the GPS transmitters, cameras, and electrical devices that the suspects intended to conceal on vehicles transporting supplies to Ukraine, security personnel also seized them.
According to Poland’s NATO member and defense minister Mariusz Baszczak, the gang may have infiltrated through Belarus, a close neighbor and ally of Russia.
On state radio, Baszczak declared, “The threat was serious.
The group had been gathering data in southeast Poland near the military airport in Jasionka, which serves as a transit point for weapons and ammunition sent to Ukraine by nations supporting Kiev’s fight against Russia’s invasion, which is now in its second year, according to the private radio station RMF FM, which first reported the arrests.
Further information would be released later, according to Kamiski, who also noted that the operation against the purported spy ring was still ongoing.