Poland’s new conservative government Friday continued a controversial drive to replace senior officials with its own appointees when it raided a NATO counter-espionage center in Warsaw and fired its senior staff.


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Colonel Krzysztof Dusza, the sacked head of the Counter Intelligence Center of Excellence, said defense ministry officials and military police raided the joint Polish-Slovak center in the early hours of Friday.


“I told them their presence here was illegal. When they left, I asked the police to put seals on the door,” Dusza told public television, adding he had informed Slovakia “and other foreign partners”.


The defense ministry issued a terse statement on the incident, saying only that it had installed a new interim director, Colonel Robert Bala.




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