Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, August 7, held a telephone conversation with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko. This was reported on the Kremlin’s official website.
The heads of state discussed the further development of fraternal bilateral relations. The presidents also exchanged views on the situation with the detention of Russians in Minsk. They expressed confidence that the situation that has arisen will be resolved in a “spirit of mutual understanding”, which is characteristic of relations between countries.
The leaders agreed to thoroughly and substantively study all the facts in order to establish the true causes of the current situation, find the culprits and bring them to justice.
“It was emphasized that the Russian side is interested in maintaining a stable internal political situation in Belarus and holding the upcoming presidential elections in a calm atmosphere,” the message says.
On July 29, 33 Russians were detained in a sanatorium near Minsk, who allegedly are employees of the Wagner PMC. … In Minsk, the incident was allegedly associated with the arrival of more than 200 people in Belarus “to destabilize the situation during the election campaign.” The Russian Federation noted that the Russians were going to fly to Istanbul, but were late for the plane. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko rejected this version.
A criminal case has been initiated against the detainees on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. They chose a preventive measure in the form of detention.
Thanks to the actions of the operational services, it was possible to establish that the Ukrainian special services created a fake Internet project, in which they involved about 200 Russians, and then brought to the Belarusian side information beneficial to Kiev that their goal was to destabilize the situation in the republic.