Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev was summoned to the foreign Ministry of Belarus to discuss the detention of 33 suspected fighters of private military companies (PMCs) “Wagner”. As Mezentsev told journalists the meeting agreed on the first half of the day on Thursday, reports “Interfax”.
Recall the arrest of 32 Russians and one citizen of Belarus announced Wednesday the state news Agency BelTA, citing sources. It has published a full list of names of the detainees with the year of birth. According to the Agency, only entered the country about 200 “vagnerova”, whose task was to destabilize the situation in the pre-election period.
In the Russian Embassy originally reported that official notification in this regard has not been received and therefore sent a request to the Belarusian authorities. On Wednesday evening the Embassy reported that the main consular Directorate of the Belarusian foreign Ministry notified the Russian diplomats about the arrest of a 32 rosssiyan.
President Alexander Lukashenko in the evening on July 29 called an emergency meeting of the security Council of Belarus and requested the Chairman of the KGB Valery Vakulchik to appeal to the Russian authorities for clarification — “what’s happening”.