Zelensky discussed with Lukashenko extradition of the detained Russians
The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, Vladimir Zelensky and Alexander Lukashenko discussed during a telephone conversation the question of extradition of the detained in Minsk Russians. Relevant information distributed by the office of the Ukrainian leader.
Zelensky expressed hope that the detained Russians will give the official Kiev. The head of state expressed confidence that the detainee "will not be able to avoid just punishment."
Lukashenko, in turn, noted that law enforcement agencies will cooperate on this issue in the framework of the signed with Russia and Ukraine's international agreements.
Earlier in Belarus detained more than 30 Russian citizens. It is assumed that they are employees of PMCs Wagner. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov stressed that Moscow has no information about any illegal actions of citizens, and arbitrary detention "is not quite within the parameters of allied relations." According to him, the detained people had tickets to Istanbul, they work in the private security company, was in transit and missed my flight.
Lukashenka called the allegations false and said that the detainees allegedly were sent to the Republic specifically to destabilize the situation before elections.
In the Kremlin hope that the detainees will be released soon.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is unlikely to agree to transfer the detained Russians to Ukraine, told RIA Novosti the first Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, the FSB General Vladimir Jabbarov.
So step, according to the parliamentarian, "in fact, put an end to the Union state".
According to dzhabarov, the Ukrainian mass media now will try to inflate the topic, "to drive a stake between Russia and Belarus".
The Senator also believes that after the presidential elections in Belarus, scheduled for August 9, this situation will calm down.
The first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Konstantin Zatulin called the conversation the presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, Vladimir Zelensky and Alexander Lukashenko provocation, stressing that Belarus continues to develop the version about the Russian intervention and destabilization before the presidential elections on 9 August.
The MP stressed that Lukashenko "did not wait for a call" from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the President of Belarus "is waiting, hoping to bargain in this situation."
Russia should participate in possible negotiations on extradition of the detained in Belarus Russians in Ukraine, told RIA Novosti the head of the Commission the HRC on international cooperation Alexander Brod.
According to him, such negotiations should be attended by representatives of the foreign Ministry, law enforcement, and the Commissioner for human rights of the Russian Federation.