Citizens of Poland and Baltics detained in Belarus for ''spying''

  • 2023-04-06
  • LETA/TBT Staff

MINSK - Belarus' State Security Committee (KGB) announced on Tuesday that it has detained citizens of Poland and the Baltic states who are suspected of espionage, reports BELTA, a news agency controlled by the Minsk totalitarian regime.

The chairman of the KGB, Ivan Tertel, has claimed that foreign intelligence services have recently intensified espionage in Belarus.

"Let me tell you a secret. We have detained several Polish citizens who were conducting espionage operations in our country," said Tertel.

He also claimed that "dozens of Ukrainian citizens" who allegedly carried out terrorist attacks and espionage operations were detained.

Among those detained for espionage are also citizens of the Baltic states, the head of the Belarus KGB claimed, without specifying either their number or their specific citizenship.

Tertel also did not mention the time when such detentions allegedly took place.