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Minsk and Kiev will strengthen pohranieni to prevent destabilization

Minsk has agreed with Kiev about the active cooperation between the border agencies and strengthen ohrannika to prevent destabilization in the background of the election campaign in Belarus, said on Thursday the press service of the Belarusian foreign Ministry.

Previously the foreign Ministry of Belarus ended successive meetings with the heads of diplomatic missions of Russia and Ukraine on the issue of more than 30 detainees in Belarus Russians. The meeting was attended by the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev and the Minister-Counsellor, acting head of the Embassy of Ukraine to Belarus Piotr Wroblewski.

"Taking into account the specified alarming fact (detention of a group of Russians – ed.), and holding at the moment in Belarus election campaign, the Ukrainian side agreed to boost cooperation between border agencies and strengthening border regime in order to prevent destabilization of the situation in both countries", - stated in the message Department.

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 companies", reported the press service of the head of state. During the meeting, the Chairman of the KGB of the Republic Valery Vakulchik confirmed that the detained in Minsk Russians consisted in PMC 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.

The Belarusian state Agency BelTA reported 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. 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.