Poland has recently detained two(2) citizens of Belarus on charges of espionage for Minsk, which could carry a 10-year prison sentence in case if they are found guilty, a regional prosecutor’s office stated on Wednesday.
Tensions have been raging high among the neighbouring nations due to the migrant crisis that the European Union, as well as Poland, say was engineered by Belarus, a charge Minsk denies. The EU also blames Minsk for favouring Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“The suspects have listened to charges of espionage on behalf of the Belarus intelligence services,” a regional prosecutor’s office in Poznan, west Poland, said in a statement
“They are suspected, among others, of conducting reconnaissance of military and civilian facilities of critical importance for the defence of the Republic of Poland,” the statement also said.
Both were arrested for three months and are facing up to 10 years in prison.