Polish man sentenced for being a Russian spy
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish lawyer accused of spying for Russia’s military intelligence has been sentenced to four years in jail.
According to investigators, Stanisław Sz. (name withheld due to Polish privacy laws) took part in Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate operations and acted to Poland's detriment.
Judge Agnieszka Domańska said Stanisław Sz. had undergone spy training in 2012 and agreed to carry out tasks for the Kremlin's intelligence organisation.
The judge added that the accused acted to the detriment of Poland’s “finances, in terms of security, especially energy”.
“The accused knew the real, social and legal consequences of his acts, he knew that his behaviour violated both social and legal norms”.
According to the court, Stanisław Sz. provided Russian intelligence with a classified report on gas deals from Poland’s Supreme Audit Office, gained information about a gas terminal’s opening, and attended a parliamentary energy commission hearing in order to get “unofficial information”.
The court also said he infiltrated Polish energy-sector journalists to use them for promoting Russian policy and conducted a propaganda campaign out of his law firm office.
His lawyers have said they will appeal the court’s decision. (vb/rg)