Poland expels 45 Russian diplomats suspected of espionage
25 March 2022 | 1:29 pm
Tensions between Poland and Russia have been running high since Moscow began its invasion of Ukraine last month.
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The European Commission will withhold funds from Poland and Hungary as punishment for breaches cited in its annual rule of law report this week.
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Tensions between Poland and Belarus have increased following reports that two helicopters violated the NATO country's airspace. Belarus has denied any border violation.
Sixteen people have now been detained by Warsaw who were allegedly spying for the Kremlin. Poland is also alarmed by the movement of thousands of Russia's Wagner mercenary fighters close to its joint border with Belarus.
Poland's Defense Ministry says it will send reinforcements to the country's frontier with Belarus. Warsaw claims Belarusian border guards are behind a renewed rise in illegal crossings.
Poland has recently warned of possible provocations coming from the mercenary group currently based in neighbouring Belarus.
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