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Amid fears of Russian sabotage, Polish authorities are tightening security at Rzeszów-Jasionka airport, the main transit hub for sending military aid to Ukraine.

The Ekonomichna Pravda publication reported this, citing the news agency Bloomberg, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the report, Polish Interior Minister Tomasz Siemoniak confirmed measures are being taken to increase security around the Rzeszów-Jasionka airport.

Located less than 100 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, the facility has handled as much as 90% of Western materiel headed to the frontline. It has also become a main stopover point for foreign officials visiting Kyiv.

“We are facing a foreign state that is conducting hostile and — in military parlance — kinetic action on Polish territory,” Siemoniak said in an interview, without elaborating on security measures at the airport. “There has never been anything like this before.”

According to the minister, Poland is grappling with an unprecedented level of foreign interference after Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced that as many as 12 people had been detained as part of a crackdown on alleged acts of sabotage directed from Russia. The cases include arson, attempted arson, and physical attacks.

In early May, European intelligence agencies warned their respective governments that Russia was planning violent acts of sabotage across the continent as part of its ongoing conflict with the West. The warning came after two individuals, citizens of Germany and Russia, were arrested in Bavaria on suspicion of planning attacks on logistics facilities in Germany on behalf of Russia.

In late April, two men in the United Kingdom were charged with organizing a fire at a warehouse containing aid shipments destined for Ukraine.

Meanwhile, in Sweden, security services are investigating a series of recent train derailments that may be acts of Russian-inspired sabotage.

According to the Czech Republic’s transport minister, Russia has also tried to destroy or damage signaling systems on Czech railways.