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Belarus gave Russia 32 of the detained Russians

Thirty-two Russians, formerly detained in Belarus, returned to Russia, said Prosecutor General's office.

The Department stressed that one of the detainees, besides Russian, also has Belarusian citizenship, so he stayed in the Republic.

The Ambassador called the detention of Russians in Belarus is a provocation of a third country

There are facts confirming that the arrest in Belarus 33 Russians — organized from a third country provocation designed to complicate relations between Moscow and Minsk in the period of preparation for elections of the President of Belarus, said the Ambassador of Russia Dmitry Mezentsev.

According to the diplomat, "in the circumstances, the Belarusian law enforcers straightforward and harshly reacted to the presence of this group on the territory of the Republic, not having all completeness of the information, and, unfortunately, without collaboration with Russian colleagues".

The Ambassador spoke about the regime of detention in Belarus Russians

The regime of detention in Belarus, the Russian citizens has improved, they do not Express grievances, including the investigation, said Friday the Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.

The staff of the consular Department of the Russian Embassy on August 6-7, held meetings with citizens of the Russian Federation, which are under investigation. The first meeting with the consuls took place in the night from 31 July to 1 August.

Prigogine appreciated the refusal of the Russian artists to perform in Belarus

Producer Joseph Prigogine suggested that Russian actors refused to participate in concerts in Belarus before the presidential election, because I don't want to participate in the "election campaign any of the candidates," he and his wife Valerie also refused to travel.

Earlier, the Russian singer Leonid Agutin and other artists reported that they did not arrive at scheduled for August 8 concert in Belarus. The presidential elections scheduled for 9 August.

KP: detained in Minsk were victims of a provocation of special services of Ukraine

33 detention of Russians in Belarus provoked the security services of Ukraine, writes "Komsomolskaya Pravda" citing a source in the Russian special services.

The Belarusian authorities announced on July 29 on the arrest of 33 Russian citizens, who, according to them are "militants" private military company. SK of Belarus clarified that the 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 Russian foreign Ministry stressed that odious interpretation of the Belarusian party of detention of Russians do not stand up to scrutiny, and called for an end to whipping up unnecessary negative emotions.

Putin discussed with the security Council about the detention of Russian in Belarus

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the permanent members of the security Council of Russia expects for a speedy clarification of all circumstances of detention of Russian citizens in Belarus and their release, reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

This was discussed at the meeting in the video conference which the President held on Friday. "There was considerable conversation about the incident with detention of Russian citizens in Belarus", - said Peskov.

Lawyers detained in Belarus Russians have given a subscription about nondisclosure

A group of Russians detained in Belarus, provided by attorneys, they are under a gag order, told RIA Novosti on Friday, press Secretary of the Belarusian Republican bar Association (BRCA) Daria Superca.

"The Russians detained in Belarus, provided the lawyers. Each of the detainees under the law have the opportunity to realize their right to protection, and the opportunity they were given. The defenders gave a subscription to disclose data of preliminary investigation" - has told a press-the Secretary BRKA.

In the Kremlin told about the detainees in Belarus Russians

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has declared that, most likely, the detainees in Belarus Russians — employees of a private security company who were in the Republic in transit and missed the flight.

According to Peskov, Moscow is concerned that Belarus has still not justified the detention of the Russians.

Belarus gave Ukraine a list of the detained Russians

Belarus gave Ukraine a list of the detained Russians, to check whether they participated in the fighting in the Donbass. This was announced by the head of the Ukrainian foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.

According to the Minister, Ukrainian law enforcers are actively working on the list.

Moskalkova appreciated the allegations against the detainees in Belarus Russians

Reasonable and sufficient evidence of the guilt of the detainees in Belarus Russians there, said to RIA Novosti, the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova.

"I'm monitoring the situation and monitoring of spend by the media - there is no clear understanding of the evidence of their guilt, which could be presented in public space. And I'm also concerned about the validity and sufficiency of the evidence for their detention and investigation upon presentation to him of the charges," - said the Agency Moskalkova

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