WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Poland said Monday that a foreign national suspected of spying for Russia will remain in custody for three months pending an investigation.
Military prosecutors in Gdańsk said the foreigner, whose identity has not been released, admitted to passing sensitive information to Russian intelligence.
The suspect has been in Poland, a member of the European Union, since January and has gathered information about key infrastructure and security procedures in the north of the country, spokeswoman Grazyna Wawryniuk said.
The Polish gas terminal and key ports are located in the north.
The court approved the prosecution’s request to keep the suspect in custody for three months to help investigators. The suspect faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
This is the latest in a series of arrests of people suspected of spying for Russia since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Poland remained an unwavering supporter of Kyiv.
Earlier this month, Polish authorities arrested nine people suspected of being members of a Russian spy ring that was preparing acts of sabotage. Meanwhile, a Spanish journalist who also holds a Russian passport has been detained for more than a year on espionage charges.