Polish General Dismissed as Head of Eurocorps for Alleged Espionage; Concerns Raised over Humanitarian Missions

Polish general leading Eurocorps fired and under investigation for spying

The Polish Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that General Jarosław Gromadziski had been dismissed as head of the Eurocorps and that an investigation for alleged espionage was being opened. It is reported that 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.

Assigned to the Eurocorps headquarters in Strasbourg about nine months ago, Poland became one of the Framework Nations of the Eurocorps in January 2022, joining France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Spain. 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. However recent reports have raised concerns about Gromadziski’s actions while he was serving as head of Eurocorps which led to his dismissal and an ongoing investigation for alleged espionage.

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