The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, Vladimir Zelensky and Alexander Lukashenko discussed during a telephone conversation the question of extradition of the detained in Minsk Russians. Relevant information distributed by the office of the Ukrainian leader.
Zelensky expressed hope that the detained Russians will give the official Kiev. The head of state expressed confidence that the detainee "will not be able to avoid just punishment."
Minsk is ready to provide Moscow with additional information on the detained Russians, said the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. His words are on the website of the President.
"On lies, we do not build policy. Shouting over each other in the media, the issue will not solve.
Detained in Belarus Russians were detained, Sputnik reported, citing the head of the Investigative Committee Ivan Nosevich.
According to the Agency, other solutions they were "not supposed to".
Kiev will require the issuance of 28 detained by Belarusian authorities of the people to attract them to criminal responsibility alleged "for actions during the armed conflict in Donbass", have informed in a press-service of office of public Prosecutor of Ukraine.
It is noted that nine of them have Ukrainian citizenship.
Detained in Belarus Russians interrogated with the participation of lawyers, their testimony is inconsistent and different, said the head of the investigative group Alexander Agafonov.
The Belarusian authorities announced on July 29 on the arrest of 33 Russian citizens. Concerning them criminal case under article "preparation of a terrorist act" and thereby, according to various estimates, could face up to 20 years in prison. Later, the investigative Committee of Belarus reported that detainees are suspected of preparing mass riots in the Republic. Thus, according to intelligence services, previously information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign."
The candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski said that her husband Sergei, who is now in jail, "with great surprise," found out about the new accusations against him.
"I want to share with you how Sergei took the statement of the UK instituting against him in two more articles and information on Belarusian TV... the news that the Belarusian television shows him as a person that is related to the detained "rebels" from Russia, and that "Country for life" allegedly worked under the control of a Russian political technologist Shklyarov, Sergey learned with great surprise. He are the facts of his biography are unknown," wrote Tikhanovski in Facebook.
The head of the Investigative Committee of Belarus made Russian Consul to visit detained in the Republic of compatriots, told RIA Novosti the representatives of the Embassy in Minsk.
"Now wait, technically, that the resolution was passed and staff could carry out their duties," — stated in the message of the Embassy.
33 groundless detention of Russians in Belarus is not entirely within the parameters of allied relations, so Russia hopes that in the near future, this incident will be clarified, and citizens will be released, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"The unfounded detention of the Russian citizens, and citizens 33, not quite within the parameters of allied relations, it is unique. And that is why we hope that soon this incident will be cleared up by our allies and Belarusian citizens will be released," - said Peskov told reporters.
Moscow hopes that the Belarusian colleagues will understand the situation with the detention of the Russians and let them go, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
He noted that Moscow is concerned that until now has not been presented with any information justifying the detention of the Russian citizens.
Odious interpretation of the official Minsk to the detention of citizens of the Russian Federation does not hold water. This statement was made by Russian foreign Ministry.
The foreign Ministry stressed that the intention to expose the incident as foreign interference in the internal Affairs of Belarus, called "at least puzzling."
Moscow does not yet have full information on a situation with detention of Russians in Belarus, also has no information about illegal actions of the detained, reported the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
"I will say this, we do of course have incomplete information about the incident. While we can say the following: we know that 33 Russian citizens were arrested yesterday in Belarus, 200 people are still missing. There is no information about any illegal actions of the Russians, which could be cause for arrest, we know nothing about it", - said Peskov told reporters.
Successive meetings with the heads of diplomatic missions of Russia and Ukraine on the issue of more than 30 detainees in Belarus, the Russians ended the foreign Ministry of Belarus, said on Thursday the press-Secretary of Department Anatoly Glaz.
"Ended the meeting, were invited to the Ministry of foreign Affairs alternately with the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Fedorovich Mezentsev and charge d'affaires of Ukraine, acting head of the foreign Peter Wroblewski," said the eyes of the journalists.
The foreign Ministry of Belarus asked the Russian Ambassador in the Republic of clarification about the purpose of the stay in the country of the detained Russians, having "experience of participation in armed conflict", reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry.
According to the press service, 30 July the foreign Ministry in turn were invited by the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev and the Minister-Counsellor, acting head of the Embassy of Ukraine to Belarus Piotr Wroblewski.
Minsk has agreed with Kiev about the active cooperation between the border agencies and strengthen ohrannika to prevent destabilization in the background of the election campaign in Belarus, said on Thursday the press service of the Belarusian foreign Ministry.
Previously the foreign Ministry of Belarus ended successive meetings with the heads of diplomatic missions of Russia and Ukraine on the issue of more than 30 detainees in Belarus Russians. The meeting was attended by the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev and the Minister-Counsellor, acting head of the Embassy of Ukraine to Belarus Piotr Wroblewski.
The first Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Vladimir Jabbarov expressed his hope that relations between Moscow and Minsk will not deteriorate because of the situation with the detention of Russians in Minsk.
The Belarusian state Agency BelTA reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk detained "32 militants, the foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, according to the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign." The Chairman of the KGB of Belarus Valery Vakulchik said that the detained in Minsk Russians were in the private military company "Wagner".
The presidential candidate of Belarus Andrei Dmitriev told reporters on Thursday that the meeting, the CEC was stated about the possibility of restricting the Internet in the country, if necessary.
"I asked (the state Secretary of the security Council - ed.) about the possible restriction of the Internet. I was given the answer that if they feel that there is a direct threat to the security of the country, they do not exclude (the possibility - ed.) to turn off the Internet," he said after a meeting at the CEC with participation of the presidential candidates and Secretary of the security Council Andrei Ravkov.
Detention of Russians in Belarus is a "staged performance" of the authorities of the country for the Belarusian voters before the presidential election on 9 August and Western countries, says Russian expert, member of the Council for interethnic relations under the RF President Bogdan Bezpalko.
The Belarusian state Agency BelTA reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk allegedly detained "32 militants, foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, as claimed by the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign." Embassy of the Russian Federation officially received from the foreign Ministry of Belarus a notice about the arrest of 32 Russians.
The Council on human rights under the President of Russia (HRC) is ready to support the detained in Minsk Russians, if their rights will be violated, said the head of the Council Valery Fadeev.
"If we understand that there is an infringement of the rights of Russian citizens, we will be the topic to do. While information is not sufficient for making any decisions", - told RIA Novosti Fadeev.
The Secretary of security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov said that the country can be up to 200 "fighters", go find them.
"Up to 200 people, according to operational information, located on-site. Go search," Ravkov told reporters on Thursday.