Poland identifies 45 Russian diplomats as suspected spies | News

Russia says it’s going to retaliate if its diplomats are expelled as Poland’s counter-espionage service is requesting.

Poland’s counter-espionage service ABW has recognized 45 Russian diplomats as suspected spies and referred to as on the international ministry to expel them, in accordance with its spokesman.

ABW spokesman Stanislaw Zaryn informed reporters on Wednesday that the listing of suspects had been transferred to the international ministry.

“The Inner Safety Company has recognized 45 individuals – officers of Russian secret companies and individuals related to them who had diplomatic standing in Poland,” Zaryn mentioned.

“The listing was forwarded to the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, it contains officers of the particular companies of the Russian Federation and other people cooperating with them … individuals who performed intelligence actions in opposition to Poland, but in addition in opposition to our allies,” he mentioned.

Zaryn additionally mentioned the ABW “has detained a Polish nationwide on suspicion of espionage for the Russian secret companies”.

“The detainee labored within the archives of Warsaw’s registry workplace,” he mentioned. “The exercise of the suspect posed a risk to each (the) inner and exterior safety of Poland.”

A Polish authorities spokesman mentioned the Russian ambassador to Warsaw had been summoned to the international ministry and selections on additional steps can be introduced after the assembly.

Russia’s international ministry mentioned it’s going to retaliate if its diplomats are expelled from Poland, the RIA information company reported on Wednesday.

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