In the Kremlin hope that the detained near Minsk on July 29, mercenaries private military company “Wagner” would be released soon. About it said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on July 31, reports the Russian Agency TASS.
According to him, in the near future Belarus will deal with the detention and release of Russian citizens.
Belarus still has not provided information justifying the detention of the mercenaries, the press Secretary of the Kremlin.
Peskov said that the mercenaries are not provided by the Russian Consul after his arrest.
According to him, the presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko after the arrest of the Russians were not called.
The Belarusian side July 30, appealed to Ukraine with a request to check if the detained mercenaries “Wagner” to the crimes in the Donbass.
The foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba after that you need to check the whole list of detained mercenaries and to establish who fought in Donbas as part of the occupation forces and the illegal armed groups.
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. On 30 July it became known that concerning detainees opened criminal case under the article about the preparation of terrorist acts.
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.