Frame: the TV channel “Belarus 1”
“The new newspaper” has confirmed the participation of 15 of the 33 Russians arrested 29 July in Belarus, private military companies (PMCs) Wagner.
The most famous of the detainees, the magazine says 42-year-old sniper Andrei Bakunovich. According to the newspaper, he fought in the PMC Wagner on the territory of the breakaway Lugansk national Republic in 2014, in January 2015, was seriously injured. After recovery in groups Wagner repeatedly flew to travel to Syria. “The data of UN experts on the participation of Bakunovich in the Libyan events confirm yet, but given its history, it is very likely,” — said in the investigation.
Another detainee, 42-year-old Alex Sapronov Callsign “Mozdok”. Until 2013 he worked as a driver at the interior Ministry, in the autumn of 2014 in the PMC. “Novaya Gazeta”, referring to the correspondence of sapronovo in the messenger, writes that he is “senior group”.
The investigation reveals information about 13 fighters and provide evidence of their involvement in the conflicts in Syria and the Donbass. Direct evidence about the affiliation of nine of the detainees to PMC Wagner publication is not, however, indicate that they were placed in social networks your photo with the weapon, and sometimes in the form of signs belonging to the armed forces of the breakaway republics of Donbass. Also their profiles are in the database of the Ukrainian website “Peacemaker”. Significant information about the rest of the detainees there.
Previously, on 30 July the security Council state Secretary of Belarus Andrei Ravkov said that in Russia formed a special “militant groups” to organize provocations in Belarus. In particular, these groups allegedly created at Pskov and Nevel.
July 29, Belarus has detained 33 people who were thought to be mercenaries from PMCs Wagner. According to Belarusian authorities, they came to destabilize the situation before the presidential elections that will be held on August 9. Criminal case about preparation of a terrorist attack.
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