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Polish General overseeing Ukrainian soldier training dismissed amid probe

Counterintelligence investigates security clearance of top Polish general Jaroslaw Gromadzinski.
Polish General overseeing Ukrainian soldier training dismissed amid probe
Lieutenant General Jaroslaw Gromadzinski. Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz
Polish General overseeing Ukrainian soldier training dismissed amid probe

Warsaw has dismissed the Polish commander of the Eurocorps military unit, Lieutenant General Jaroslaw Gromadzinski, amid a counterintelligence investigation into his security clearance, the defense ministry announced.

Gromadzinski had been serving as the commander of Eurocorps, a joint military group consisting of some EU and NATO states, since June 2023. However, he has now been ordered to return to Poland. Eurocorps, based in Strasbourg, France, is authorized to participate in United Nations and NATO evacuation missions, humanitarian missions, peacekeeping, and crisis management.

In recent months, Gromadzinski had been part of the international assistance team for Ukraine in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he was involved in training Ukrainian soldiers.

“The Military Counter-Intelligence Service initiated inspection proceedings regarding the personal security clearance of Lieutenant General Jaroslaw Gromadzinski in connection with obtaining new information about the officer,” read a ministry statement.

While the ministry did not provide specific details about the investigation, it indicated that one of the few grounds for dismissing military personnel is a review process “on the protection of classified information.”

The statement also mentioned that another officer has already been assigned to “ensure continuity” in the post “with immediate effect.”

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