On Monday (7/10/23), the Polish interior minister Mariusz Kaminski confirmed on Twitter that they had detained another person suspected of spying for Russia. According to Kaminski, the individual was conducting surveillance of military facilities and sea ports in Poland. Currently, this is the 15th person to be detained in an ongoing espionage probe.

Although the Russians are yet to comment, Poland affirmed that Russia is trying to destabilize the country. The suspected spy is a Ukraine citizen who has been living in Poland since 2019. According to the prosecutors, the individual could be jailed for 10 years if convicted.

Poland is crucial in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war because it is a member of NATO and the European Union (EU). Therefore, it is a hub for delivering Western military aid to Ukraine. In March 2023, Poland reiterated that they had dismantled a well-organized espionage network whose main objectives were monitoring rail routes to Ukraine, planning acts of sabotage, and spreading anti-Polish propaganda. They arrested nine (9) people, and in April, they introduced a 200-meter exclusion zone around the renowned Swinoujscie Liquefied Natural Gas terminal (LNG).

On Monday, Poland prosecutors confirmed that further arrests could not be ruled out in the ongoing investigation.