In the Kremlin commented on the detention of Russian citizens in Belarus
Moscow does not yet have information about any wrongdoing or plans to "destabilize" the detainees in Belarus, the Russian citizens, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
Any allegations of Russian involvement in protests in Belarus, he called insinuations. To discuss this issue urgently on the phone, Putin and Lukashenko is not planned, added in the Kremlin.
Peskov also denied recently published information that among the detainees there are citizens of Ukraine. Peskov stressed that they are all Russians.
Earlier, the Belarusian mass media with reference to sources in law enforcement bodies reported on the detention of 33 Russians in Minsk and in the South of the country. The foreign Ministry later officially notified the Embassy of Russia.
Detainees were called "rebels foreign private military company Wagner". As stated by the Secretary of the security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov, in connection with the incident, the investigation has opened a criminal case on charges of preparing terrorist attacks. The defendants face up to twenty years of imprisonment.
A few days ago the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, addressing the security forces, said that street protests can "pull" a professional military, "make provocations in those or other States".