On the night of July 29, the enforcement agencies of Belarus have detained 32 militants of foreign private military company near Minsk. This was announced by the Belarusian state Agency BelTA.
Other details at the moment, not given.
Less than two weeks in Belarus must pass the presidential election. The Belarusian Central election Commission has registered five candidates. Apart from incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, for the presidency expect the co-Chairman of the Association “Tell the truth” Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy Anna Konopacka, the leader of the party “Belarusian social-democratic Gramada” Sergey Caraceni and wife arrested blogger Sergei Tikhanovski Svetlana.
Two rivals of Lukashenka to participate in the elections was not allowed. In particular, the Central electoral Commission rejected more than half of the signatures in support of nomination of ex-diplomat Valery Tsepkalo and refused to register ex-banker Victor Babariko, which is considered the main competitor of the incumbent.
Now Babariko is in custody. Belarusian law enforcers accused him of financial crimes. The Belarusian KGB claimed that the activities of Babariko involved “puppeteers” from among the “big bosses “Gazprom”.
Tsepkalo last week went to Russiafor fear of arrest.
24 Jul Lukashenko, addressing the military, said about the possible participation of foreign PMCs to the “Maidan” in Belarus.