Poland detains suspected Belarusian spy

Poland says it has become a major target of Russian spies, accusing Moscow and its ally Belarus of trying to destabilise it.

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The Internal Security Agency says it detained another suspected member of a spy network working for Russian intelligence. File photo - Reuters

Poland has detained a Belarusian woman on suspicion of spying and providing Belarusian security services with information about the diaspora in Poland, the Internal Security Agency said on Tuesday.

A hub for Western military supplies to Ukraine, Poland says it has become a major target of Russian spies, accusing Moscow and its ally Belarus of trying to destabilise it.

“On December 20, 2023, officers of the Internal Security Agency detained a citizen of the Republic of Belarus on suspicion of spying for the Belarusian special service – the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus,” it said in a statement.

“For several months, the Belarusian woman provided the above-mentioned service with information about members of the Belarusian diaspora … as well as organizations bringing together Belarusians and Poles of Belarusian nationality.”

The woman was presented with charges and put in pre-trial detention for three months.

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