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Polish Man Arrested in Alleged Plot to Assassinate Ukrainian President Zelensky

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Suspect Accused of Aiding Russian Intelligence Services; Joint Investigation by Polish and Ukrainian Prosecutors

Warsaw, Poland: Polish and Ukrainian prosecutors announced on Thursday the arrest of a Polish national suspected of aiding a plot orchestrated by Russian intelligence services to assassinate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

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Identified only as Pawel K., the suspect stands accused of supplying critical information to Russian military intelligence and facilitating plans for a potential assassination attempt targeting Zelensky.

According to a statement released by Polish prosecutors, Pawel K. had confessed to being “ready to act on behalf of the military intelligence services of the Russian Federation” and had established direct contact with individuals involved in the conflict in Ukraine. 

The suspect’s alleged involvement came to light through collaboration between Ukrainian and Polish authorities, which resulted in the gathering of vital evidence against him.

Ukrainian Chief Prosecutor Andriy Kostin revealed that Pawel K.’s primary task was to gather and relay information concerning security at the Rzeszow-Jasionka airport in southeastern Poland

President Zelensky frequently uses this Airport during his international travels, and it serves as a crucial gateway for foreign officials and aid convoys entering Ukraine.

The suspect is currently detained pending further judicial procedures, as confirmed by prosecutors from both countries. Andriy Kostin, in a statement posted on social media platform X, emphasized the significance of this case in highlighting the ongoing threat posed by Russia not only to Ukraine but to the global community at large.

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“The Kremlin’s criminal regime… organizes and carries out sabotage operations on the territory of other sovereign states,” Kostin asserted, underscoring the gravity of the situation and the imperative for international vigilance.

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski commended the collaborative efforts of Poland’s special services and prosecutors in apprehending the suspect, expressing appreciation for the cooperation extended by neighboring Ukraine. 

Warsaw’s steadfast support for Kyiv, particularly since the onset of the Russian invasion in February 2022, has been unwavering despite recent tensions over agricultural trade disputes.

The arrest of Pawel K. serves as a stark reminder of the persistent threats posed by hostile state actors and underscores the critical importance of international cooperation in combating such nefarious activities. 

As investigations continue and judicial proceedings unfold, the global community remains vigilant in safeguarding the sovereignty and security of nations against external aggression and subversion.

The apprehension of Pawel K. marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to thwart destabilizing actions orchestrated by hostile regimes, reaffirming the commitment of Poland, Ukraine, and their allies to upholding the principles of democracy, freedom, and the rule of law.

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In the face of adversity, the resolve of nations remains unshaken, as they stand united in the pursuit of justice and the preservation of peace in the region and beyond.

 

This article is based on official statements and reports from Polish and Ukrainian prosecutors. Further developments in the investigation may warrant updates to this story. 

This article was created using automation and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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