Poland arrests man suspected of helping Russian espionage plot attack on Volodymyr Zelensky

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He was placed in pre-trial detention. A man, suspected of being in contact with Russian spy services and of helping them prepare a possible attack against Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, was arrested in Poland, Polish and Ukrainian prosecutors announced on Thursday April 18 .

The Polish national, identified only as Pawel K., was tasked with “collect and provide information to the military intelligence services of the Russian Federation (…), including assisting the Russian secret services in planning a possible assassination attempt on a foreign head of state, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “, according to a press release from the Polish prosecutor’s office. Pawel K. said to himself “ready to act on behalf of the military intelligence services of the Russian Federation and established contacts with citizens of the Russian Federation directly involved in the war in Ukraine”he added.

The notification of Pawel K.’s activities was transmitted to Warsaw by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, subsequently making it possible to obtain “essential evidence”. According to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General, the man arrested was in particular responsible for “collect and transmit to the aggressor state information on the security of Rzeszów-Jasionka airport”in southeastern Poland, where the Ukrainian president, officials from other countries traveling to Ukraine and aid convoys to this country often pass.

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