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Detainees in Belarus, the Russians could be workers chop

Russian citizens detained in Minsk, could be employees of chop, which is under contract protects energy facilities and resources abroad, outside of Belarus, said the Ambassador of Russia in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.

He stressed that this information remains to be clarified.

According to the diplomat, the Russians were forced to stay in the sanatorium "Belorusochka", as it was late for a flight from Minsk airport, "heading in transit to a third country".

The Ambassador noted that the interpretation of this situation by journalists as an attempt to interfere in the internal Affairs of Belarus has no grounds and helps "enemies of the Union state to sow discord in the brotherly relations" between the two countries.

"Russian citizens not involved in the events associated with the socio-political situation in Belarus," the diplomat said.

Mezentsev added that demanded promptly provide access of employees of the Consulate to the Russian citizens, the foreign Ministry of Belarus has sent a note.

He also noted that "the wearing of a camouflage as well as the reluctance to maintain a hospitable Slavic tradition, “unwillingness” to raise “good glass” for friends" — not grounds for actions of the security forces without a good reason.

The Belarusian media reported the arrest of 33 Russians near Minsk and 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, a criminal case on charges of preparing terrorist attacks. The defendants face up to 20 years in prison.

The security Council said that on the territory of the Republic can be about 200 "militants".

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow does not yet have information on any illegal acts of these citizens. All allegations of the involvement of the Russians to "destabilize the situation" in Belarus, the Kremlin called the insinuations.

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".