The detention of Belarusian secret services Minsk near the Russian mercenaries of private military companies (PMCs) “Wagner” could lead to the annexation of Belarus by Russia. This opinion 31 Jul journalist Matvei Ganapolsky expressed in a blog on the website of radio station “Echo of Moscow”.
He believes that a certain role in this situation play Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
“So, Putin comes into play. His position is that terrorist – Lukashenko what he was threatening innocent citizens. And you can be sure that what evidence and confessions put on the table the President of Belarus, Putin’s position will not change. What will follow? Let me tell you the hard version, which I think is all the more real. It’s called “the annexation of Belarus” – the overthrow of “the terrorist regime of Lukashenka” with his arrest,” wrote the host.
He suggests that “to do this, will the Russian troops located on the territory of Belarus military bases”.
“The elections will be cancelled. It will all be done for the sake of the poor and innocent Russians who went to Minsk to collect mushrooms and dig Bulba” – ironically a Russian journalist.
According to him, “the two leaders peddling Durkee to its citizens, keeping both countries on the brink of war and not telling the reason.”
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. In the security Council of Belarus said that the detainees opened criminal case under the article about the preparation of terrorist acts, later it was reported that they are suspected of preparing mass riots.
On 31 July, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported on suspicion in participation in terrorist organizations 28 detainees in Belarus mercenaries and notified the Minsk intention to request their extradition.
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.
The security Council of Belarus said that the Russian Federation was not notified of the transfer of power PMC via Belarus.
In Sledkom Belarus said that detainees give contradictory testimony.