“Odious” interpretation of the Minsk detention of Russians is not tenable. This was announced by the Russian foreign Ministry.
“this group 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,” the report States.
For some reason the group didn’t get on your flight Minsk-Istanbul — is unknown.
the foreign Ministry has demanded to provide access of consular officials to the citizens of Russia not to escalate “negative emotions” on the eve of elections. The Agency proposed to understand the situation, using “weighted objective approach”. The attempt to present the incident as external interference in the Affairs of the Republic causes at least bewilderment, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
Earlier, the Belarusian media reported the arrest of 33 Russians near Minsk and South of the country. Detainees were called “rebels foreign private military company “Wagner””. The Secretary of security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov said that a criminal case on charges of preparing terrorist attacks. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov commented on the situation, adding that the allegations about the alleged involvement of the Russians to “destabilize the situation” in Belarus — innuendo.
the Presidential elections in Belarus were scheduled for 9 August.