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Poland Holds 2 Suspected Russian Spies, Lawmaker Says

WARSAW — A high-ranking Polish army officer and a civilian put under arrest in Poland on espionage charges worked for Russian military intelligence, a Polish lawmaker said Friday.

The two men were detained for questioning on Wednesday and have been put under arrest for three months while their cases are investigated further.

The media say that one of them is an army colonel and the other is a lawyer with Polish and Russian passports who had some access to lawmakers and to energy security issues.

Marek Biernacki, a member of the parliamentary commission for the security services, said late Friday that both worked for the Russian military intelligence.

Their cases are being investigated separately by the military and by civilian prosecutors, who refuse to divulge details.

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