As noted in dipvedomstva, odious interpretation of the Belarusian party of the detention of 33 citizens of Russia "criticism".

Moscow explained the purpose of the detained in Minsk Russians

"you Need to stop whipping up unnecessary, especially during the presidential elections, negative emotions, – stressed in the foreign Ministry. – Attempt to present the incident as external interference in the Affairs of the Republic causes at least, perplexed."

On Smolensk square drew attention to the fact that this group of Russians was in transit through Minsk to Istanbul, having on hand all necessary documents, including tickets.

"All the logistics on the territory of Belarus, provided the Belarusian company, said the Ministry. – For unknown reasons, the group did not get on your flight Minsk – Istanbul and was forced to stay in Belarus in anticipation of the purchase of new tickets the Belarusian company".

"At the Belarusian authorities, including aviation, have all the necessary documents to establish the truth, – said the Russian foreign Ministry. – Must be immediately provided access to consular employees and to our citizens. Calculated on the weighted objective approach of the Belarusian side to establish all circumstances of the incident in close cooperation with the Russian side".