Photo: Ministry of internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
Diplomats from the Russian Embassy was allowed to visit Russian citizens detained in Belarus. It is reported by the Russian Ambassador Dmitry Mezentsev, reports Sputnik.
“An hour ago I spoke with the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, and he signed the resolution about the possibility of consular access to the detained Russians,” he said. According to the Ambassador, the meeting may take place after one or two hours. Sputnik recalls that for two days after the detention of diplomats were not allowed to visit the Russians.
RIA Novosti citing Mezentsev said that the Russians officially crossed the border, the border guards upon presentation of the documents. He noted that the men in Minsk are considered “men of PMC”, came with the labor contracts with one of the firms, data on which the Embassy offers. “They crossed the border, upon presentation of the staff of border service of the documents that give reason to conduct working activities in the territory of the Republic”, — said Mezentsev.
A team of 32 Russians, who were called mercenaries, detained in a sanatorium near Minsk on July 29. They drew attention to themselves not typical for Russian tourists behavior and monotonous clothing in military style. Also one person was arrested in the South of Belarus. It is argued that they all belong to the PMCs Wagner. In their attitude checks, the Investigative Committee of Belarus. Later it became known that among them there are people with a second citizenship of Ukraine.
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