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Poland deports former FSB officer to Russia

Jun 7, 2023

The Polish authorities have decided to expel Russian citizen and former Russian Federal Security Service officer Emran Navruzbekov, whom they have identified as a threat to national security.

This was announced on Wednesday by the Minister-Coordinator of Poland's special services Stanislaw Żaryn, according to Yevropeiska Pravda.

According to Zharyn, Navruzbekov tried to prove that he had information about Russian security structures, but "after a long check, he was found unreliable" and was ordered to leave Poland.


The decision to expel Navruzbekov was made on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Polish government. It is alleged that in conversations with Polish state institutions, he introduced himself as a person who served in the FSB counterintelligence in Dagestan and has extensive knowledge of the activities of the security forces of the Russian Federation.

However, the vetting of Navruzbekov showed that the biographical data and knowledge he provided were inconsistent, and in many places, false or unverifiable.

"The Polish intelligence services assessed Navruzbekov as a person whose intentions and testimony are unreliable and raise real doubts about the reason for his stay in Poland. The stories of the Russian, also presented during his contacts with the media, look like an attempt to inspire confidence in the Polish side," the agency noted.

Author - Olena Madiak, 07/06/2023

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