"What is important is that this was agreed with the Slovak side. Slovakia's Defense Minister was warned about our actions. I personally discussed this with Slovakia's military attaché in Warsaw. He approved our actions," Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz told local news weekly Gazeta Polska.
"Based on what I know, officials from the Military Counter-espionage Service and the Ministry of Defense have asked the military personnel to enter the rooms which were occupied by Polish and Slovak personnel of the center, but because they were locked, military policemen refused to do so," Dusza said.
The ministry said in a statement it has "introduced a new acting director [of the center], Colonel Robert Bala, to the temporary offices of [the center] provided by the Military Counter-espionage Service."
Since Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party won the Oct. 25 parliamentary election and formed a government, the Defense Ministry has launched efforts to replace a number of military officials its politicians claim were backed by the previous government. Earlier this week, the Defense Ministry dismissed the rector of the country's National Defense University.
Jaroslaw Adamowski is the Poland correspondent for Defense News.