2 Belarusians held in Poland for alleged espionage

2 Belarusians detained in Poland on suspicion of espionage

2 Belarusians held in Poland for alleged espionage

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish lawmaker says two Belarusians have been detained on suspicion of espionage.

A member of the special parliamentary committee for secret services, Stanislaw Wziatek, said Thursday the two were detained on different days for allegedly intending to destabilize Poland.

Wziatek refused to provide more details and said there was no apparent link to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia over Kiev's aspirations for closer ties with the European Union. Poland supports Kiev's drive.

The spokesman for the Appeals Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw, Zbigniew Jaskulski, would only confirm to The Associated Press the office was overseeing an investigation by the Internal Security Agency concerning espionage.

Gazeta Wyborcza daily said Thursday the two Belarusians were detained for alleged spying for Moscow that involved analyzing Poland's military installations.

Updated : 2021-03-05 15:19 GMT+08:00