Polish general leading Eurocorps fired and under investigation for spying

Polish General Dismissed from Eurocorps Amid Espionage Allegations and Returned to Poland

The Polish Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that General Jarosław Gromadziski had been dismissed as head of the Eurocorps and an investigation for alleged espionage was being opened. The Military Counterintelligence Service initiated an inspection procedure of the lieutenant general in order to gather information about him, leading to the decision to remove him from his position and return him to Poland.

Gromadziski had been highly trusted by Warsaw, overseeing the formation of the 18th Mechanized Division of the Army in 2018, which is considered a model unit equipped with top military equipment. He received his third star last year and continued in his position under the new government. He was also involved in training Ukrainian fighters at German bases alongside US commanders at the Wiesbaden base.

The Eurocorps is a multinational military force deployed on humanitarian, rescue, and peacekeeping missions by organizations such as the European Union, NATO, and the United Nations, with leadership rotating among member countries. Gromadziski was assigned to its headquarters in Strasbourg about nine months ago. Poland became one of its Framework Nations in January 2022 alongside France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Spain.

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