According to Spokesperson of the Command of the Armed Forces of Libya Abd al-Hadi Dara, the ammunition exploded when the helicopter crashed with the land. As a result of the incident, four Russian mercenaries died.
“The helicopter was heading towards one of the oil fields used by the mercenaries as an operations room,” the message said.
Alexander Lukashenko accused Russia of interference in the internal affairs of the country, particularly, the election campaign.
In his turn, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held phone talk with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and raised issue of extradition of the Wagner militants. Later, Lukashenko supposedly promised to extradite the mercenaries to Ukraine.
Some of the detainees fought in Donbas at the side of the pro-Russian militants. Despite the request of Ukraine about the extradition of these militants; on August 14, Minsk made a decision to pass them to Russia.