The events in Minsk on December 7 looked like a special operation, though, with some defects. There were nonabstract witnesses, whom I know, but I won’t name them. They saw “DNR” and “LNR” bosses Igor Plotnitsky and Oleksandr Zakharchenko arrive at the airport on the flight from Moscow. They could be seen by other passengers, they were met by the diplomats of the Embassy in Minsk and taken to the downtown of the Belarusian capital in two automobiles. It was expected that they may have taken part in the meeting of the trilateral contact group. Some Russian media published disinformation that they had to arrive in the President Hotel in Minsk and participate in the trilateral contact group. Ukrainian part was also aware of the fact. During the negotiations they put questions to OSCE representative Martin Saydik. Saydik couldn’t give answers. Russian journalists also asked Martin Saydik why these people haven’t participated in the talks. In other words it was all disguised.
Later it leaked out that Ms. Savchenko’s car went totally opposite direction, to the other avenue, to Victoria Hotel, where there was a lot of security staff all over the city,a lot of law enforces in civil clothes, due to extraordinary security measures. The meeting of Nadiya Savchenko, Igor Plotnitsky and Oleksandr Zakharchenko took place in the hotel restaurant. There were other people in the restaurant, namely Mikhail Baluev, Andrey Shkryaba (I can’t say who he is) and Vladimir Ruban, the head of the Center for the Release of Prisoners of the Officer Corps. After the meeting they had to pay their bills, so Shkryaba paid the bill for Savchenko and Ruban in the Victoria Hotel, Baluev paid for Plotnitsky and Zakharchenko. This is an unofficial information.