Detainees in Belarus, the Russians didn’t plan to stay in the country, they just missed my flight and had to check in to the resort. On 30 July, said the Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev, the comment given on the website of the Embassy.
“They had intended to fly from Minsk on 25 July and is not believed to be in the Republic how whatever for a long time, and much later planned to return to the Russian capital from another state by plane, bypassing the territory of Belarus. The reason for their arrival in the country was contracted with one of the commercial firms, which was here, in Belarus, and each of the guests Russians had with this venture working agreement,” said Mezentsev.
According to him, the Russians may be employees of a private security company, which aims to ensure security of energy infrastructure and resources in a third country.
“Russian citizens not involved in the events associated with the socio-political situation in Belarus”, – said the diplomat.
He also commented on allegations that visitors have noticed “uncharacteristic for Russian tourists behavior and monotonous clothing in military style”. “Noszenie camouflage, as well as the reluctance to maintain a hospitable Slavic tradition, the unwillingness to raise a glass to the good friends during the stay in any sanatoriums of Belarus does not see the basis for such intense media attention as the basis for law enforcement actions without a compelling and valid reason,” said Mezentsev.
Immediately after the detention of 33 Russians Embassy declined to comment.
About the detention of 33 Russians who are in the private military company “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.
On 30 July it became known that concerning detainees opened criminal case under article about the preparation of terrorist acts. In Sledkom of Belarus States that “vagnerovsky” together with the Belarusian opposition, Nikolai Statkevich and Sergei Tikhanovski involved in the preparation of mass riots.