Deputy Chairman of the security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev on 5 August at a meeting with representatives of the party “United Russia” said that the Belarusian authorities may face dire consequences, if it decides to “sculpt an enemy of Russia”. This writes the Agency “RIA Novosti”.
According to him, “it is impossible to escape the conclusion” that the various “incidents” occurring in recent times, is “part of a fairly simple political technology – to mold the image of the enemy and with an enemy to achieve a political result.”
Medvedev said it “causes resentment” and the consequences “will be dire”.
On July 29, the Belarusian authorities announced the arrest of 33 Russians who are in the private military company “Wagner”.
The security Council of Belarus said that the Russian Federation was not notified of the transfer of power PMC via Belarus.
Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev said that 33 detainees are employees of a private security company who were going to transit in Istanbul, but missed the flight. The head of the Investigative Committee of Belarus Ivan Maskevich said that some of the mercenaries PMC “Wagner” stated during interrogation that wanted to go to Istanbul to see the Hagia Sophia.
On 4 August President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the detainees confessed in the direction of them in this country. He urged Russia to stop lying through the media.
“You have disgraced: first Istanbul, then no – not Istanbul, Venezuela, yesterday called, “no, not Venezuela, yet do not know where [was to fly fighters]”. We know,” he said.
In Belarus 4 Aug start of early voting in the presidential elections. It will run until 8 August inclusive. Scheduled for August 9th primary ballot.