On April 22, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Marc Polymeropoulos was quoted in an article in Newsy titled “Polish Official: Expelled Russian spies targeted Ukrainian refugees.” Polymeropoulos states that the coordinated European move to expel so-called Russian diplomats was long overdue as they conducted intelligence operations in their host states.

For a long time, we worked under the assumption that, you know, Russia uses Europe as their playground. They really got away with everything, including murder and assassination operations.

Marc Polymeropoulos
Forward Defense

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