In Belarus detained citizens of Russia was in transit to a third country and had an employment contract with a commercial company registered in Belarus. This was stated by Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.
“the Russians who have arrived to the resort "Belorusochka" near Minsk, was forced to do due to the fact that I was late for a flight from National airport of the capital of the Republic, heading the transit to a third country”, – quotes TASS the statement of the Ambassador.
According to him, citizens of Russia had intended to fly from Minsk on 25 July and did not plan to be in Republic for a long time, and much later he planned to return to Moscow from another state by plane, bypassing the territory of Belarus.
Mezentsev said that the Russians do not have any relation to the socio-political situation in Belarus before the presidential election. According to him, the interpretation of the fact of detention of Russians as attempts to interfere in the internal Affairs of Belarus has no grounds and only “helps the enemies of the Union state to sow discord in the brotherly relations” between the two countries.
The Ambassador also urged the Belarusian side to present evidence on charges of preparing a terrorist act against the detained Russians.
The foreign Ministry of Belarus sent a note with the requirement to provide access of consular officials to the detained Russians, said Mezentsev.
How to write “Rambler”, on the eve of the BelTA news Agency reported the arrest of 32 of Russians in sanatoriums near Minsk. They reportedly arrived in Minsk to destabilize the situation ahead of the presidential elections. Video of the arrest was broadcast by the Belarusian state TV channel “Belarus 1”. Later, the head of the KGB said that the detainees are Russian mercenaries private military company Wagner, part of them, in addition to Russian, there are Ukrainian passport.