Poland has arrested two citizens of Belarus on charges of espionage for Minsk, who could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty, a regional prosecutor’s office said Wednesday.
Tensions between neighbors have been running high over a migrant crisis that the European Union and Poland say has been set up by Belarus, an accusation Minsk denies. The EU also accuses Minsk of supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“…the suspects heard allegations of espionage on behalf of Belarusian intelligence services,” a regional prosecutor’s office in Poznan, western Poland, said in a statement.
“They are suspected, among other things, of conducting reconnaissance of military and civilian facilities critical to the defense of the Republic of Poland,” the statement said.
Both were arrested for three months and face up to 10 years in prison.
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