Poland: ex-chief of counterintelligence service detained over alleged cooperation with Russia’s FSB

Poland’s military gendarmerie detained Piotr Pytel, a former head of the Military Counterintelligence Service, over his alleged cooperation with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

Lukasz Lapchyński, a representative of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, said that prosecutors recommended the military police to detain Pytel as a he would be re-charged in the context of the investigation into the Military Counterintelligence Service’s cooperation with special services of other states, RMF 24 reports.

According to unofficial information, Pytel was detained because he failed to appear at the prosecutor’s office for questioning the day before.

One year ago, General Pytel was charged with abuse of authority in terms of the cooperation with the FSB. In March, the Polish prosecutor’s office questioned Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council and a former prime minister of Poland.

КА, belsat.eu

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