Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine filed the requests to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus on the extradition of 28 mercenaries of the Russian Wagner group, including nine Ukrainians, as the Ukrainian office reported.
All Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus were notified of suspicion in the participation in the terrorist organization. The court in Kyiv also chose the restrictive measure in absentia for them in the form of custody.
According to the investigation, the suspects actively participated in the military actions in the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as members of the terrorist organization of Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic.
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.