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Lithuanian Sentenced To Prison As Spy For Belarus

A Lithuanian court has jailed a former military medical officer after finding him guilty of spying for neighboring Belarus.

The Vilnius district court sentenced Andrej Osurkov to three years in prison on March 4, ruling that Osurkov was paid by Minsk to provide information about Lithuania's armed forces to the Belarusian intelligence service for five years.

Osurkov was arrested in January 2014. He pleaded guilty.

In November, the same court sentenced a former employee of Lithuania's air traffic control service, Romualdas Lipskis, to three years and three months in prison after finding him guilty of spying for Belarus.

In 2014, Belarus sentenced two Belarusians to eight and 10 years on charges that they provided intelligence to Lithuania.

Based on reporting by Delfi and Interfax