Polish Defense Chief Dismissed from Eurocorps over Espionage Allegations

Polish general leading Eurocorps fired and under investigation for spying

The Polish Ministry of Defense has announced the removal of Lieutenant General Jarosław Gromadziski as head of the Eurocorps. The decision comes after an investigation for alleged espionage was launched against him by the Military Counterintelligence Service.

Gromadziski, who had been highly trusted by Warsaw, played a key role in 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. In addition to his duties as head of the Eurocorps, he was also involved in training Ukrainian fighters at German bases alongside US commanders at the Wiesbaden base.

The Eurocorps, based in Strasbourg, France, is a multinational military force deployed on humanitarian, rescue, and peacekeeping missions by organizations such as the European Union, NATO, and the United Nations. Poland became one of its Framework Nations in January 2022, joining other countries such as France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Spain.

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