the Detained in Minsk Russians were in the private military company “Wagner”, said the Chairman of the KGB of Belarus Valery Vakulchik at the session of the security Council.
during the meeting, Vakulchik confirmed President Alexander Lukashenko that the involvement of the Russians to PMC “absolutely certain”.
“About 5 hours 30 minutes (same as GMT — ed.)… near Minsk were detained 32 citizens of the Russian Federation — member of the paramilitary organizations, private military company Wagner,” said Vakulchik.
it is Noted that 14 persons had previously visited the Donbass. In this regard, the Belarusian foreign Ministry invited the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine.
the Russian Embassy in Belarus has already received from the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic of official notification of the arrest of 32 Russians, said the press service of the Embassy.
in addition, it became known that in connection with the incident Belarus will strengthen the operational cover of the state border, including with Russia.
Previously, Lukashenko called an emergency detention in Belarus of citizens of the Russian Federation and has summoned an emergency meeting with members of the security Council.