Poland apprehends man for alleged plot to assassinate Ukrainian President Zelenskyy | More updates on Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Polish prosecutors have arrested a man, identified as Pawel K, on suspicion of supplying information to Russian military intelligence and allegedly plotting an assassination attempt on Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The suspect is accused of being ready to spy on behalf of Russia’s military intelligence and assisting in planning the potential assassination of Zelenskyy. If convicted, he could face up to eight years in prison.

The arrest came following information provided by Ukrainian prosecutors, who had gathered essential evidence against the suspect. Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Andriy Kostin stated that the suspect had been tasked with gathering and transmitting information about security at the Rzeszow-Jasionka airport in southeastern Poland, which is under the control of US troops and frequently used by Zelenskyy and foreign officials.

Kostin emphasized the ongoing threat posed by Russia to Ukraine and the free world, highlighting the Kremlin’s actions in organizing sabotage operations in other countries. Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski praised the cooperation between Poland and Ukraine in the operation and commended the work of the special services and prosecutors involved.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Warsaw has been a strong supporter of Kyiv, although recent tensions have arisen over a dispute regarding agricultural imports.

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