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Russia has urged Belarus to release the “Russian mercenaries”

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Россия призвала Белоруссию отпустить «российских наемников»

Belarus is to conduct an objective investigation of the incident with the detention of alleged “Russian mercenaries” and release them as soon as possible. This Belarusian Ambassador Vladimir Semashko called on Vice-Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Rudenko, reported on the website of the diplomatic Department.

“Insist on objective investigation of the Belarusian partners in close cooperation with Russian colleagues in all the circumstances of the incident and the prompt release of detained Russian citizens,” — says the publication.

It is also noted that the arrest of Russian citizens contrary to the spirit of “brotherly Alliance between the two countries and peoples.” The Russian government assures that did not intervene in the situation in Belarus and any other countries.

On 1 August the head of the Investigative Committee of the country Ivan Maskevich said that all detainees in Belarus, the Russians had a “serious military past, fought in the East of Ukraine.” According to him, they “almost all belong to a private military company Wagner.”

On the same day in Belarus, said that the detained Russians chose a measure of restraint. They were taken into custody. The President of the country Alexander Lukashenko asked to handle detainees because to understand the situation, according to the head of state must those who gave the orders.

A team of 32 Russians were arrested July 29 in a sanatorium near Minsk, one person in the South of the country. According to the Belarusian secret services, are Russian mercenaries who came to destabilize the situation ahead of the presidential elections. Total in the Republic allegedly moved 200 soldiers of PMC.

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