Putin, Lukashenko discuss detention of 33 Russian citizens in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The heads of states agreed to jointly investigate and bring those responsible to justice
19:24, 7 August 2020

Today, August 7, a telephone conversation took place between President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during which the parties discussed the detention of Russian militants of PMC "Wagner". The press service of the President of Belarus reports that.

It is known that the conversation took place at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The heads of state also discussed topical issues of countering the Covid-19 coronavirus infection pandemic in both countries and the invention of a vaccine to combat this infection.

In addition, Lukashenko and Putin discussed the course of the election campaign in Belarus. The President of the Russian Federation, in particular, noted the importance of the further development of the Belarusian-Russian relations and the need to resist negative trends and actions of third forces, which could lead to their deterioration.

One of the main topics of conversation was the detention of 33 Russian citizens on the territory of Belarus. In this regard, the desire to work together in the most serious way to sort out this situation was emphasized. The presidents agreed to thoroughly and substantively study every available fact in order to establish the true reasons for the current situation, find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

As we reported before, 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.

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