According to the FSB, the kidnapping of a militant was supposedly prepared by Ukraine's Security Service employee Andriy Baidala.
“The kidnapping was prepared by SBU employee Baidala involved in the murder of DPR Head Zakharchenko; Russian bandits were hired for $200,000. Seven people were arrested,” the message said.
The SBU press service did not comment on the accusations of the FSB.
Moreover, the SBU reported that Andriy Baidala, accused of the murder of Aleksander Zakharchenko by DPR militants, was not the SBU employee at all.
As reported on July 29, the Belarusian law enforcers stated about the detention of 33 mercenaries of the Wagner group controlled by the Kremlin.
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.