Detained on the territory of Belarus fighters of the Russian private military company “Wagner” is accused of preparing terrorist acts. This was after an urgent meeting with the presidential candidates in the Central election Commission of Belarus declared the state Secretary of the security Council Andrei Ravkov. Broadcast of the briefing led to radio Svaboda.
On a question of journalists, whether a criminal case against the detainees, Ravkov said, “Yes, of course. (…) The preparation of terrorist acts”.
He added that “up to 200 [members of the PMC “Wagner”] located on the territory of Belarus according to operational information”.
“There is a search, because it’s like a needle in a haystack,” said Still.
About the detention of 33 Russians who are in the PMCs “Wagner”, the Belarusian authorities announced on July 29. More than 10 of them are included in the list of the Ukrainian site “Peacemaker” as participants in the armed conflict in the Donbass on the side of Pro-Russian militants.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during urgent meetings with members of the security Council stated that it was necessary to apply to the relevant structures of the Russian Federation to explain the situation with the Russian fighters PMC “Wagner” in Belarus.
Russian military journalist Semyon Pegov said that the company “Wagner” intended to transfer a group of his fighters via Belarus to Africa and the Belarusian authorities knew about it. “Radio Svoboda” believes that the destination was Sudan.