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Poland Arrests Nine Suspects Linked To Russian Sabotage Acts

Poland has arrested nine people for acts of sabotage allegedly orchestrated by Russian intelligence services.

Poland has detained nine individuals in connection with acts of sabotage allegedly orchestrated by Russian intelligence services, Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced on Monday.

Warsaw, positioned as a crucial supply hub for Ukraine, has become a significant target for Russian espionage efforts. The Polish government accuses Moscow of attempting to destabilise the country through various covert operations.

“We currently have nine suspects arrested and charged with engaging in acts of sabotage in Poland directly on behalf of the Russian services,” Tusk revealed to TVN24, a private broadcaster. “This includes beatings, arson, and attempted arson.”

Tusk emphasised that Poland is collaborating with its allies to address this security threat, noting that the sabotage plots also have implications for Lithuania, Latvia, and potentially Sweden.

Earlier this month, Tusk announced that Poland would allocate an additional 100 million zlotys ($25.53 million) to bolster its intelligence services in response to the increasing threat from Russia.

In a related incident in April, Polish authorities detained two individuals suspected of attacking Leonid Volkov, a top aide to the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is currently in exile.

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