Peskov called the detention of Russians in Belarus are unfounded
33 groundless detention of Russians in Belarus is not entirely within the parameters of allied relations, so Russia hopes that in the near future, this incident will be clarified, and citizens will be released, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"The unfounded detention of the Russian citizens, and citizens 33, not quite within the parameters of allied relations, it is unique. And that is why we hope that soon this incident will be cleared up by our allies and Belarusian citizens will be released," - said Peskov told reporters.
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.
The Russian foreign Ministry, commenting on the incident, said that Moscow hopes for a balanced objective approach of Belarus to establish all circumstances of the incident. The foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation said that the group arrested in Belarus Russians was in transit through Minsk to Istanbul, having on hand all necessary documents, including tickets and logistics was provided by the Belarusian company. In Moscow said that the authorities of Belarus have all the necessary documents to establish the truth. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that odious interpretation of the Belarusian party of detention of Russians do not stand up to scrutiny, and called for an end to whipping up unnecessary negative emotions. The foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation also has demanded immediately to ensure access of consular officials to detainees in Belarus to citizens of the Russian Federation.