There are facts confirming that the arrest in Belarus of 33 Russian citizens - organized in the third state provocation designed to complicate the relations of the Russian capital and Minsk in preparation for the election of the Belarusian head of the country, said the Ambassador of Russia Dmitry Mezentsev.
According to the politician, " in the circumstances, the Belarusian police straightforward and harshly reacted to the presence of this group within the Republic, not having all completeness of the information, and, unfortunately, without collaboration with Russian colleagues ".
Mezentsev believes that the test, which began the Investigative Committee of Russia, will confirm the nature of the "massive Scam" that involved the detainees are citizens of Russia." according to the plan of organizers from abroad, the action was intended to harm multifaceted cooperation, special relations of our countries ", - he said.
According to the Ambassador, " an honest and reasonable in this situation would be early release of Russian citizens and enable them to return home." However, he assured that the Russian Federation " will not give the ability to afford the steps that you have the opportunity to contribute to the violation of public order and the rule of law, increased tension in the brotherly Belarus, the most in the election period."
Mezentsev also said that employees of the Consulate on Thursday and Friday held meetings with detainees, which, according to his statement, " still do not understand the reasons for his detention, As indicted in the preparation for participation in mass riots ".
The diplomat said that the regime of detention is under control in Belarus, citizens of Russia have improved, they did not Express complaints, as well as among them on the investigation.
Belarusian authorities on 29 July announced the arrest of 33 Russian citizens. They are suspected of preparing mass riots in the Republic. In the present case are also local opposition Statkevich Sergei tikhanovski, whose wife, Svetlana's running for the position of head of state.
the Russian foreign Ministry told that the group with all necessary documents followed in Istanbul in transit through Minsk, the logistics was provided by the Belarusian Firm. Interpretation of the situation by the Belarusian side, the foreign Ministry staff called "odious" and not withstanding any opponents.
on the last working day of the week "Komsomolskaya Pravda" citing a source in the Russian security services, wrote that the detention of 33 citizens of Russia in Belarus was provoked by the intelligence services of Ukraine, and in the process of finding a group of people some "curators" was posing as employees of "Rosneft" and spoke about finding guards for oil facilities abroad.
on the same day the leaders of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko discussed by telephone the circumstances of the detention of 33 citizens of Russia. As told In the leadership of the Russian Federation, head of countries expressed confidence that the situation will resolve in a spirit of understanding.
for its part, Minsk stressed that the presidents agreed subject to the max and meticulously study every existing fact to establish the true causes of the situation, to detect the guilty and bring Them to justice.