The Polish Colonel received six years for espionage in favor of Russia


A military court in Warsaw sentenced the officer Polish army Colonel Zbigniew. to six years in prison on charges of espionage in favor of Russia, according to reports Onet.pl.

The defendant was also deprived of his civil rights for five years and he seized 16.5 thousand zlotys (about us $4.1 thousand) and the mobile phone, which he allegedly received for the provision of information.

According to the press-Secretary of the court Thomas Krajewski, the sentence was handed down April 26. According to the prosecution, the officer gave Russia information, which could harm Poland. Such crimes by Polish law are punishable by three to 15 years in prison.

As noted by Radio Zet, which refers to “Radio Poland”, the officer handed the Russian intelligence service data regarding disciplinary purposes against several sonnet Polish soldiers who violated discipline — starting with participation in the fight, ending the crimes for which face dismissal from service and jail.

Radio Zet claims that, thanks to information provided by Zbigniew St., Russian intelligence knew someone from the military can be persuaded to cooperate.

Zbigniew St., who has previously worked in the Department of culture, education and promotion of the Polish defense Ministry, was arrested in October 2014 and since then was in custody. Until saderia the secret services of Poland followed Zbignevas two years. The trial against him started only on 5 April 2016.