Two Russians Arrested for Disseminating Propaganda of the Infamous "Wagner" Criminal Group in Poland
Operatives from the Polish Internal Security Service have apprehended two Russian citizens who were distributing propagandist materials on behalf of the private armed formation known as the "Wagner" group, recognized as a transnational criminal organization. This was reported by Poland's Minister of Internal Affairs, Mariusz Kaminski, through his Twitter account.
"A joint operation conducted by the Internal Security Service and the police led to the detection and detention of two Russian citizens actively disseminating propagandist materials of the 'Wagner' group in the cities of Krakow and Warsaw," highlighted the minister.
He added that charges of espionage were brought against both individuals, resulting in their subsequent detention.
It's worth noting that on March 16, the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Coordinator of Special Services in Poland, Mariusz Kaminski, announced the exposure and cessation of the espionage network operating in favor of the Russian Federation. As part of this operation, nine individuals were apprehended.
Furthermore, in March, additional arrests were carried out in Poland involving members of the same espionage network. One notable example was the detention of a Russian hockey player on June 30 on suspicion of engaging in espionage activities.
Additionally, on August 4, a Belarusian citizen was arrested in Poland for his involvement in espionage activities on behalf of the Russian Federation. The Moldovan government has also declared that the number of accredited diplomats and technical-administrative staff at the Russian embassy in Chisinau will be reduced from 84 to 25 individuals.
Russian spies are being discovered not only in Poland but also in Moldova. At the end of July, Moldova decided to downsize the staff of the Russian embassy in Chisinau due to an investigation into surveillance by Russian intelligence services, conducted through the Russian embassy in Chisinau. The rooftop of the Russian embassy in Moldova is equipped with numerous antennas and satellite dishes used by Russian intelligence for surveillance.
Russian intelligence agents were observed on the rooftop of the embassy prior to Moldova's parliamentary and presidential elections, during the European Political Community summit near Chisinau, and on May 14 during the elections for the head of the autonomous Gagauzia region in Moldova.