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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".

Detained in Belarus Russians detained

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".

The Russian foreign Ministry responded to the arrest of the Russians in Belarus

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."

The detained in Minsk Russians crossed the border legally, said the Ambassador

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.

The detained in Minsk Russians were sent to Istanbul, the Ambassador said

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.

The Embassy spoke about the work of detainees in Belarus Russians

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.

The foreign Ministry of Belarus ended the meeting with heads of diplomatic missions of Russia and Ukraine

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 will host a meeting on the case of the detained Russians

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.

Moscow and Minsk have to peredogovarivatsya for integration, said Mezentsev

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.

Mishustin and Lukashenko joked about the infectivity of coronavirus in Belarus

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.

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