A hot scandal broke out in Poland a few days ago unveiling the mechanisms the so-called “democratic opposition” applies in the countries that push their own agenda and do not listen to their Western “friends.” It has turned out that German special services transferred money (millions of euros!) to Belarusian oppositionists through Polish intelligence officers who, in turn, seized the opportunity to steal half a million.
Coming to power two years ago, Law and Justice Party national conservative party (PiS) launched hysterical search for enemies and traitors. The new government demonstrated discontent with the Polish-Russian relations in all aspects. Polish special services did not avoid troubles either. The Prosecutor’s Office, for instance, launched investigation to unveil what was behind the scenes of the cooperation between Polish Military Counterintelligence Service and Russian Federal Security Service.
These two special services started cooperating immediately after the air plane crash near Smolensk that claimed the lives of 96 members of Polish delegation led by President Lech Kaczyński on April 10, 2010. Although the prime minister (then it was Donald Tusk, now president of European Council) gave his consent to such cooperation in 2011, and in 2013 they even signed an official agreement, the investigation was launched basing on rather a severe article of the Criminal Code: “cooperation with special services of a foreign country without the required consent of the prime minister.” While the Prosecutor’s Office summons Tusk from Brussels for interrogation as a witness in that case, everyone in Poland knows that the new government tries to have him jailed and his political career destroyed.
At the same time, Russophobia in the Intelligence Agency has prompted staff reshuffles and another investigation to expose traitor officers “working on Moscow.”
Naturally, the investigation is confidential, but some very delicate details have become known, namely about the actions of the Polish intelligence to disorganize life in neighbor countries, particularly, Belarus. It was confirmed that Western “friends” actively fund the “democratic opposition” in Belarus using secret and prohibited methods through their special services.
The Belarusian government is well aware of that fact. Thus, Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei once said in an interview with Lidove Noviny Czech newspaper saying: “In our country, ‘being an oppositionist’ has become a profession. They receive money from European countries just for being oppositionist.”
According to information leaks from the Polish investigation, German Federal Intelligence Service BND transferred millions of euros to Belarus through Polish intelligence. Specifically, Polish officers pretending businesspersons and journalists acted as couriers.
When Germans started receiving contradictory information from their “partners” about the amounts delivered, they have scrutinized the process and found out that 500,000 EUR were lost on the way. Polish special services failed to explain the loss and the only logical explanation in such situation was theft.
This is not the only fact that discredits the Polish intelligence with its quite strange style of cooperation with their NATO allies. Personal information of certain officer Robert, one of the key players in the operation “German money for Belarusian democrats” were disclosed. The Polish-German spy scandal has not touched Robert yet – the Command has hidden him on the post of an adviser at the Polish embassy in one of the countries seeking EU membership.
Such a scandalous story proving that Warsaw interferes into domestic affairs of its neighbors should have prompted a serious public response and political shocks at top echelons of power. However, nothing of the kind has happened. The government-controlled Mass Media has quickly overshadowed the scandal with topics more important to the government. Nearly every day, they boast of demolished Monuments for Soviet Soldiers. One of such monuments has just been demolished in Szczecin. Another example of anti-Russian hysteria is the recent calls for demolition of the Chamber of Culture and Science, one of the Warsaw symbols. The building “is guilty” for being built by the Soviet people for the liberated Poland and its war-stricken capital city.
Alexander Shtorm from Warsaw for EADaily