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The Embassy spoke about the work of detainees in Belarus Russians

Detained in Belarus, Russian citizens can be members of a private security company that ensures the safety of energy infrastructure and resources one of the foreign countries, told reporters the Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.

Belarusian media reported, 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.

"According to information that still remains to be clarified, the Russians can be employees of a private security company, which - in the framework of performance of obligations under the commercial contract is meant to ensure the security of energy infrastructure and resources abroad - not in Belarus," - said Mezentsev, commenting on the situation with the detained Russians.

Earlier the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, speaking to the commandos, said that street protests can "pull" a specially-trained foreigners. According to him, "these are professional soldiers, bandits, which are specially prepared, mainly in the framework of PMCs around the world, and make a lot of money on provocations in those or other States".