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Lukashenko instructs to invite Ukraine's, Russia's prosecutors general to discuss militants issue

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova promised to respond after receiving an official invitation
15:14, 6 August 2020

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
RIA Novosti

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the Prosecutor General to invite his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in order to discuss the situation with detained Wagner PMC militants. This was reported by BelTA, citing Lukashenko's statement.

"Yesterday we had a long conversation on this topic with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. It is clear what we were talking about, the media have already reported it. My position was unequivocal: we have Belarusian laws, they committed crimes in Belarus. To date, we know everything that the Investigative Committee has found," Lukashenko said.

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The head of state offered to invite the Prosecutors General of Ukraine and Russia to Belarus in order to resolve the situation together, taking into account international treaties and agreements, as well as the report of the Investigative Committee and the State Security Committee.

According to Lukashenko, if the officials refuse to come, "the issue will be solved without them."

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova has already reacted to the statement of the President of Belarus in a comment to Ukrayinska Pravda and promised to respond after receiving an official invitation.

"We will react only after receiving an official invitation. So far, the Office of the Prosecutor General has not got it," the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General said.

As we reported earlier, the Russians mercenaries who were detained in Belarus stated that the purpose of their visit was a transit trip.

Related: Lukashenko promises to extradite detained mercenaries to Ukraine, - journalist

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