The information in the case dossier maintained by the Internal Security Agency [ABW] and collected in the course of an investigation against the Open Dialogue Foundation has been either derived from unreliable sources, or just known for years – claims Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
- In 2018, Poland entered Lyudmyla Kozlovska on the list of persons to be banned from entry into the Schengen zone. However, after Kozlovska’s case was investigated by the Belgian special services, Kozlovska was granted a Belgian visa, and her name was automatically deleted from the list
- Yet, Kozlovska is still not allowed to enter the territory of Poland. She is considered a threat by the Polish authorities.
- Dziennik Gazeta Prawna has gained access to Kozlovska’s case files collected by the Internal Security Agency. According to GDP, the content of the files simply bring the Polish special services into ridicule
- For more information see Onet.pl homepage
“The files collected by the Lublin Branch of ABW which is in charge of Kozlovska’s case, are based on generally available Internet sources and data derived from the report on the Open Dialogue Foundation issued by the Moldovan parliament” – states DGP
It needs be recalled that in August 2018 Lyudmyla Kozlovska, who co-chaired the Open Dialogue Foundation with her husband Bartosz Kramek, was entered into the Schengen Information System by the Polish authorities, which led to her immediate expulsion from the EU. – The Polish government has taken revenge on my wife for my actions – said to Onet Bartosz Kramek, who was personally involved in the protests against changes in the Polish judicial system.
Last year Lyudmyla Kozlovska was granted a status of a long-term EU resident in Belgium, after having been verified by the Belgian special services. Although her name was subsequently stricken off the list of persons banned from the Schengen zone, she is still considered as a threat in Poland and prohibited from entering the Polish territory.
Has ABW dug any dirt on Kozlovska?
“According to ABW, the main charges against the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) and Bartosz Kramek’s (i.e. Kozlovska’s husband’s) company, Silk Road Biuro Analiz i Informacji sp. z.o.o, are related to their alleged cooperation with such people as Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh oligarch and Veaceslav Platon, a Moldovan racketeer” – claims “DGP”. Yet, according to the newspaper, this cooperation has been a well-known fact, which has never been kept secret by Kozlovska or Kramek.
Moreover, ABW claims that it has “discovered” via WikiLeaks that a group of companies linked to Mukhtar Ablyazov and operating within the so-called tax havens are known as Silk ROAD GROUP or, at least have “SILK ROAD” in their corporate names (like Kramek’s company) – which information could also be found in a Wikipedia entry on Ablyazov.
ABW also makes references to the fact that a Latvian MEP, Iveta Grigule-Peterse, has been warning NGOs against taking money from Ablyazov. GPD reminds, however, that the said MEP once voted against an EP resolution condemning the Russian propaganda in the European Union and referred to the former authoritarian President of Kazachstan as an “outstanding strategist”. Ablyazov, as the newspaper emphasises, has allocated some money withdrawn from BTA Bank for improving his image, and, apart from the ODF, he has supported a broad range of foundations and PR agencies within the territory of the EU, but (apart from Kozlovska) no member of such organisations has been banned from the Schengen zone.
Ablyazov, whom ABW considers a threat, was granted a political asylum in France as an opponent of the Kazakh regime.
When handling Kozlovska’s case, ABW’s officers have cooperated with the Moldovan services. The information provided by the Moldovans, which was recorded in the memo of 24th May 2019 was “known for years”. It was presented, among others, in the report of the Moldovan parliament devoted to the ODF’S interference with the internal affairs of the Republic of Moldova and financing of specific political parties in Moldova, which was issued on 14th November 2018. DGP remarks that the report has been discussed in detail, and the newspaper has already proved that it was developed upon political request of Vladimir Plahotniouc, a very influential oligarch regarded as the most powerful person in Moldova, and the ODF’s opponent, who left the country in the aftermath of the political crisis in June 2019.
In its memo from the meeting with representatives of the Moldovian special services, ABW has concluded that “at present, the precise source of money in Russia (an individual or company) cannot be identified, nor can it be proven that any ODF activities have been financed by means of an illegal money laundering process”.