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".
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".
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."
Detainees in Belarus, the Russians officially crossed the border, showing the guards the documents giving the basis to work, said the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
Belarusian media reported on 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, as claimed by the Agency, the Russians. Later, the Embassy of the Russian Federation said that the official has received from the foreign Ministry of Belarus a notice about the arrest of 32 Russians.
Detained near Minsk group of the Russians was on July 25 to fly to Istanbul, said Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.
"The Russians, who arrived in the sanatorium "Belorusochka" of Minsk, was forced to do due to the fact that I was late for a flight from National airport of the capital of the Republic, heading the transit to a third country. They had intended to fly from Minsk to Istanbul on 25 July and is not believed to be in the Republic how whatever for a long time, and much later planned to return to the Russian capital from another state by plane, bypassing the territory of Belarus," - said in a statement Mezentsev published on the website of the Embassy.
Detained in Belarus, Russian citizens can be members of a private security company that ensures the safety of energy infrastructure and resources one of the foreign countries, told reporters the Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
Belarusian media reported, 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, 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." Later, the Embassy of the Russian Federation said that the official has received from the foreign Ministry of Belarus a notice about the arrest of 32 Russians.
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.
Meeting at the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belarus in the case of more than 30 detainees, the Russians will be held on Thursday in the first half of the day, told RIA Novosti the Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday held an emergency meeting with members of the security Council, he reported on the situation in connection with the detention of "more than three dozen representatives of foreign private military company". During the meeting, the Chairman of the KGB of the Republic Valery Vakulchik said that the detained in Minsk Russians were in the private military company Wagner. And the Secretary of the security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov said that the foreign Ministry will invite the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to give explanations on this case, since at least 14 of the detained Russians "were recorded" in the Donbass.
Russia and Belarus need to return to the discussion of the integration of the "road maps" and "peredogovarivatsya" on them without politicizing it, said Friday the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.
"Almost all agreed (by the parties in 2019 – an edition), you need to go back, take inventory of those dates. Again peredogovarivatsya and go forward," said Mezentsev reporters.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister of Russia Michael Mishustin during a meeting in Minsk joked that the coronavirus in the Republic less contagious.
As can be seen from the video posted in the Telegram-channel "Pool First", at the meeting in the Palace of independence in Minsk, Lukashenko and Mishustin shook hands and friendly hugging. Both were without protective medical masks.
Limitations of mutual entry and exit of citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus imposed over COVID-19 can be withdrawn in the summer of this year, said in an online interview to journalists the Ambassador of Russia in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
Earlier, the Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Uladzimir Syamashka said that the Russian side cancels introduced due COVID-19 restrictions on movement across the border with Belarus in late July - early August.
About seven thousand Russian citizens voted for amendments to the Constitution at the polling stations in Belarus, the number could still rise, said Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
Voting on amendments to the Constitution, he said, "departed from the scheme, in which the sections should be only in the General Consulate in Brest and the Russian Embassy in Minsk".
Talk about the fact that Moscow had allegedly interfered in the internal Affairs of Minsk in the current election campaign, are not serious, they do not have even a minimum of any grounds, said on Tuesday the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.
Earlier the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said he plans to discuss with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin outside interference in elections in the Republic. Lukashenko, in particular, noted that opponents of the current Belarusian authorities are "puppeteers" who "and live in Poland, and from Russia to throw up". Lukashenka did not specify his words, but even before that, the state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic, commenting on the criminal "the case of Belgazprombank", talked about "puppeteers" from among the "big bosses "Gazprom", and maybe higher." Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the accusations against Russian companies on the part of Minsk is unfounded, the economic interests of the giants are under the protection of the Russian Federation.
Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev called on CIS States to cohesion against the background of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, according to him, this situation "reshapes" external markets and forces, leaders of several countries in another way to articulate their interests, to achieve a "new positioning".
Mezentsev on Wednesday participated in the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Our common Victory" in the Belarusian state Museum of the great Patriotic war, it is dedicated to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the great Victory. The exhibition presents materials on the participation of representatives of all the Commonwealth countries in key military operations (Battle for Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, Battle of the Dnieper, operation "Bagration") as well as on other aspects of life of the CIS countries in the period of the partisan movement, Soviet rear seal.
Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev admitted that third countries are attempting to divide Russia and Belarus, and in future such attempts will be more "tough and elegant".
"(Young people) don't understand the tension and the threats that can arise if we lose and the defence potential of our relations in the CSTO. And, most importantly, allow yourself to think that you can tear Russia from Belarus, and Belarus from Russia", - said Mezentsev during an online-conference, devoted to prospects of development of Russian-Belarusian relations.
The statement of the diplomatic missions of the USA, the UK and the EU on the elections in Belarus more resembles a textbook for negligent student, it seems strange, said Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.
"Yesterday issued a statement of the embassies of the US, UK and several EU countries, which are accredited here in Minsk. This statement relates to how Belarus should organize their presidential elections... This text reminds of the tutorial that should read attentive student. And God forbid he not follow what is written there. The appeal in this form to a sovereign and independent state, active and very successful participant of the international associations and organizations - at least looks strange," said Mezentsev during the online conference "Russia and Belarus: the future after the pandemic."
The West continues a strategy known geopolitics, former US presidential Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski for the separation of Belarus from Russia, says Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
On the eve of the diplomatic mission of great Britain and the EU urged the Belarusian authorities to ensure the conduct of safe, free presidential elections with observance of fundamental freedoms, they also expect to be invited to the country by international observers.