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Detained in Belarus Russians detained

Detained in Belarus Russians were detained, Sputnik reported, citing the head of the Investigative Committee Ivan Nosevich.

According to the Agency, other solutions they were "not supposed to".

"We have received information that almost all of them have a military past. Fought in the East of Ukraine", — said Nosevich.

While in Minsk say that most of the details in the case are investigating the mystery. Now the Belarusian investigators engaged in "the active phase of a criminal investigation".

Earlier, President Alexander Lukashenko also said that the detained Russians were not planning to fly to Istanbul, as emphasized in Moscow, and were in the Republic with "other purposes". According to Minsk, 33 detainees — only a part of a group of 180 or two hundred people who allegedly planned to "transfer" to Belarus.

On Wednesday, the Belarusian authorities announced the arrest of 33 Russians near Minsk and South of the country. Against them criminal case under article about the preparation of terrorist acts, to them threatens till 20 years of imprisonment. In addition, detainees suspected of intending to organize in the Republic riots.

Thus a press-the Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov noted that the authorities do not have information about any illegal actions of his compatriots. According to the representative of the Kremlin, these people had tickets to Istanbul, they work in the private security company and were in Belarus in transit.

Today the staff of the Embassy in Minsk met with the detainees. The head of diplomatic mission Dmitry Mezentsev noted that Moscow considers the accusations of Minsk is unfounded and farfetched. The Russian foreign Ministry also stressed that the position of the Belarusian colleagues is puzzling.