the Former candidate for presidents of Belarus Valery Tsepkalo told RIA news that Alexander Lukashenko himself hired the detained Russians.

“Paid to a month they sat in prison,” – said the politician.

He noticed that the alleged “members of the private military campaign” settled in state sanatoriums and did not conceal information about themselves.

“I am convinced that neither Ukraine, they will not give nor condemn. The outcome of the elections, and that the story will conclude, as with the “white Legion,” said the former candidate.

Elections in Belarus will be held on August 9.