MINSK (Thomson Financial) - The Supreme Court in Belarus has sentenced four Belarusian military personnel to between seven and ten years in prison for spying on behalf of Poland, Russian news agency Interfax reported.
Vladimir Russkin was found guilty of organising espionage, while Sergei Kornilyuk, Pavel Petkevich and Viktor Bogdan were convicted of treason, Interfax said.
The Supreme Court's military collegium found the four guilty of premeditated espionage which caused damage to Belarus' foreign security. Russkin was also found guilty of organising the collection and passing of secret information to foreign intelligence.
All four were stripped of their military ranks, that ranged from lieutenant to major.