The Kremlin is waiting for “complete information” from Minsk about the detention in Minsk 33 “employees” of the Russian private military company “Wagner”. About it today journalists were reported by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, writes RBC.
He argues that information about the illegal actions of the Russians, which could become the reason for their detention, no.
Peskov called the innuendo of the statement of Minsk on the intention of the Russian Federation to destabilize the situation before elections.
At the request of journalists to comment on the fact that among the detainees there are citizens of Ukraine, Peskov said: “We do not recognize their Ukrainian citizenship. They are citizens of Russia… We must first understand the charges against them”.
Answering the question why Russia does not pursue PMC “Wagner” for participation in combat actions in Donbass, speaker of the Kremlin said, “what is PMC “Wagner”? In Russia, de jure such thing as a PMC, no. There is a private security company, there are firms, and such thing as a PMC, no.”
He added that the Kremlin will take into account the statement of the writer Zakhar Prilepin about the fact that among the detainees there are a few people who served with him in the Donbass.
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.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during urgent meetings with members of the security Council stated that it was necessary to apply to the relevant structures of the Russian Federation to explain the situation with the Russian fighters PMC “Wagner” in Belarus.
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.
On the likely demand for the extradition of the Ukrainian militant group, said Deputy Secretary of Council of national safety and defense Sergey Krivonos, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine and security Service of Ukraine.