In the summer, Polish border guards found an anonymous GPS tracking device on one of the cars of Polish President Andrzej Duda’s entourage at Katowice Airport. Rzeczpospolita writes in Polish.
The discovery of the tracker itself was first reported by TVN24 on Tuesday. As written, the device could have been on the car for several months, which during this time participated in the presidential delegation several times, for example in Duda’s trips to Ukraine. The tracker is not only suitable for tracking a vehicle’s path, but can also help with targeting in a drone attack, for example.
According to information received from Rzeczpospolita, the tracker was found not by the State Protection Service (SOP), which is responsible for the security of members of the government and the president, but by border guards at the airport, which, according to the newspaper, indicates that there may have been an error on the part of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). All of this happened at the end of last June, and an investigation was opened after the incident, but the prosecution did not reveal any details due to the ongoing investigations.
The newspaper indicates that one of the directions of the investigation may relate to the president’s trips to Ukraine. From this standpoint, Hungarian state media have already concluded that Ukrainians can notice this Dodat, and even Magyar Nemzet writes directly, “Zelensky’s family can keep tabs on the Polish presidentHowever, the Rzeczpospolita article they also refer to does not mention any such thing. The article points out that if the tracking device could have been placed on the car in Ukraine, it could have been installed by the Russians as well:
“If the Eastern conspiracy is confirmed by investigation, then so be it [a nyomkövetőt] For example, it was installed by the Russians and their services. “If this is true, the situation will be very dangerous.”
– An officer connected to intelligence told the newspaper.
Another source, who worked in the president’s office for a long time, told the newspaper that a few years ago the same office placed tracking devices on cars carrying lower-ranking employees to ensure they were used for work purposes only.