In Russia, commented on the detention of "insurgents PMC" in Belarus
Russian politicians and experts commented on the arrest of 33 "militants PMC" in Belarus. Parliamentarians indicate that Moscow is not interested in any provocations on the territory of the Union state. The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.
Earlier it became known that last night law enforcement officers of Belarus detained "32 militants PMC" near Minsk and one in the South of the country. According to local media reports, all the detained Russians who arrived in the country on the night of July 25. It is reported that at first they lived in a hotel, and after a few days moved to a sanatorium. In Belarusian mass media there have also been allegations that earlier arrived in the country ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign."
The first Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, the FSB General Vladimir Jabbarov said that Russia never was and never could be plans to destabilize the situation in Belarus.
He stressed that Belarus is Russia's closest ally, and recalled that two countries form a Union state.
"The fact that there are citizens of Russia detained now this information is checked. Including the statement that they can be relevant to private military companies," said Senator RIA Novosti.
A Senator, a Colonel of the GRU, Alexei Kondratiev has urged Moscow and Minsk to cooperate in this situation. He believes that the Russian Embassy in Minsk can connect to the resolution of this situation.
Kondratyev also noted that private institutions "have nothing in common with the state policy do not have" and called to find out what organization could be detained.
"In a number of countries and Firms that deal with protection of objects, pipelines, gold mines, referred to the PMC," said Senator RIA Novosti.
In turn, state Duma Deputy Leonid Kalashnikov said that Russia has always supported the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
"What is this some kind of Russian company, especially private security, (I think. — Approx.ed.) extremely amazing fact, because it is absolutely not in the interests of Russia, and Russia will never interfere in this kind of game," the MP stated to RIA Novosti.
He called the incident a "misunderstanding" and expressed the opinion that the Belarusian security services "rather quickly" can handle him. Kalashnikov stressed that those who began to "play these games" should be prepared to answer for it.
Director Vega Strategic Services Ltd (VSS), providing services in the field of security worldwide, Anatoly Smolin called the news about the detention of Russians in Belarus "utter nonsense".
"I know a lot of guys from the PMC is "Wagner" — they would never perform those tasks which would be inconsistent with the state policy of Russia", — he told RIA Novosti.
Smolin also noticed that the photos from the place of detention visible verses from the Koran.
"You have at least one Arab was seen in PMC "Wagner"?