Employees of the Russian Embassy met with detainees in Belarus, the Russians, said the Consul, Kirill Pletnev broadcast television channel " Russia 24 ".
He noted that the meeting with 33 detainees took place last night in the 1st of the Belarusian penitentiary institutions. It was attended by head of the consular Department and the Consulate.
According to Pletnev, each of the citizens of Russia presented the resolution On the use of measures of restraint in form of arrest. In these documents, drew the attention of the Consul, " clearly biased orientation of the actions of the Belarusian authorities ".
About the detention of 33 citizens of Russia near Minsk and in the South of Belarus was announced on July 29. Belarusian media call captured "by the militants of foreign private military organization" Wagner ". Against the citizens of Russia opened a criminal case under the criminal code according to section Of preparation of terrorist acts, they face up to 20 years punishment. In addition, they are suspected of preparing in the Republic of the riots.
Moscow said that Russian citizens are not involved in internal political processes in Belarus. The foreign Ministry stressed that they should transit via Minsk to Istanbul, besides, they had All the documents, and among them the tickets, and the logistics was provided by the Belarusian Firm. All documents necessary to establish the truth, is at the disposal of the Belarusian authorities, said the foreign Ministry. Attempts to present the situation as interference in the Affairs of Belarus from the outside, puzzling, and notorious interpretation of the Minsk detention of Russian citizens do not stand up to any opponents, added the Ministry.