Fmr def min compromised Poland’s security: def ministry

Poland’s defence ministry has confirmed that nearly three years ago, former Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz revealed information important for the security of Poland, the well-known daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) reports.

After the coalition of Civic Platform (PO) and Polish People’s Party from 2007-2015 at the centre, Mr Macierewicz summarising the situation in the Polish army almost three years ago.

In response to a question posed by politician Krzysztof Brejza, the Polish defence ministry stated that it was “classified information and should not have been made public.”

Everything indicates that at the parliamentary meeting on May 11, 2016, Mr Macierewicz, the then defence minister, gave away confidential information about the equipment of the Polish army, states the newspaper, adding that he disclosed the state of stocks of guided missiles in the country, among others.

Presenting a report at the meeting and discussing the results of an audit in the defence ministry, Mr Macierewicz accused his predecessors of “wasting resources” and the army’s “demoralisation”.

During his parliamentary speech, he spoke, about the country’s air defence system and got into details, says DGP.

After tweeting the response from the defence ministry, Mr Brejza announced that he would notify the prosecutor’s office about the possibility of a crime that might have been committed by the former defence minister, the daily adds.