The list with the names of the accused had been handed over to the Foreign Ministry, it said. A spokesman for the Polish government said the Russian ambassador had been summoned to the foreign ministry.
According to the ambassador, Sergey Andreyev, the Russian diplomats must leave Poland within five days. He denied the allegations against the 45 suspects, saying that Russia reserves the right to retaliate. But diplomatic relations between Warsaw and Moscow have not broken off, Andreyev told journalists when he left the Polish Foreign Ministry. The embassies of both countries would not be closed and the respective ambassadors would not be recalled.
The Polish domestic intelligence service also reported on Wednesday the arrest of a Pole who is also accused of spying for Russia. The activities of the man who worked in the Warsaw City Hall archives endangered “Poland’s internal and external security”.