Lukashenko instructed to look into the situation with the detention of "insurgents PMC"
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at an urgent meeting with members of the national security Council instructed to deal with the situation with the detention of the alleged Russian citizens who are employees of private military companies, reports Sputnik of Belarus.
According to the President, what happened last night, or how an emergency will not be called.
Lukashenka underlined that Minsk does not seek to "discredit a close country".
Earlier, the Belarusian media with reference to unnamed source in law enforcement bodies reported on the detention in Minsk "32 militants, foreign private company Wagner", another one caught to the South of the country.
It is alleged that all of them Russians who arrived in the capital of Belarus in the night of July 25, first stayed at the hotel, and after a few days moved to a sanatorium.
It is reported that previously received information about the arrival on the territory of the country ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign."
The Russian Embassy in Minsk said the Belarusian authorities were not notified about the detention of citizens. The Embassy sent a request to the competent authorities of the Republic.
In Belarus on 9 August presidential elections. The incumbent President is nominated for a sixth term.
The election campaign is accompanied by the arrests of opposition politicians and activists, as well as the unsanctioned protests in Minsk and other cities.
Lukashenko, speaking on July 24 before the fifth separate brigade of special purpose, said that street protests can "pull" trained foreigners, "professional military" and "bandits", in which private military companies are preparing for provocations in various States.