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Poland Holds Two Suspected Russian Spies

A Polish lawmaker has said two men arrested by the country’s authorities on suspicion of spying were working for Russian intelligence.

The announcement was made on October 17 by Marek Biernacki, a member of the Polish parliament's intelligence committee, after the committee was briefed on the case by security officials.

"Actions are being taken in respect of two agents of the Russian state," Biernacki told reporters.

Prosecutors had said the two men included an officer serving in the Polish military and a Warsaw lawyer, but they have not revealed in public for what country they are alleged to have been spying.

The development comes after relations between Russia and the West strained over Moscow's annexation of Crimea in March and its perceived support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Based on reporting by Reuters