According to Russian state-owned media, the Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a Russian citizen in Penza for reportedly attempting to transmit data relating to the location of electrical the Polish government in exchange for asylum. The announcement from the FSB said:
“The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has suppressed confidential cooperation relations with a representative of the special services of a foreign state, an employee of one of the high-security enterprises in the Penza region.”
The FSB published an edited video showing them arresting the unnamed man and searching his house. In the video, a collection of American hundred-dollar bills, Nazi paraphernalia, American and German clothing, flash drives, and several foreign dictionaries were found.
Polish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Szejna made this comment: “Russia is an aggressor state and Putin is being prosecuted by the International Criminal Court. Therefore, any information provided by the Russian side in a situation where we are making every possible effort to support Ukraine on the economic, social and military levels should be considered fake news… this is an information war between the democratic world and the terrorist world.”