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Ukraine files request on extradition of 28 mercenaries of Wagner group to Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court in Kyiv also chose the restrictive measure in absentia for them in the form of custody
16:37, 12 August 2020

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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.

Related: Ukraine's Security Service to request extradition of Wagner PMC militants detained in Belarus

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.

On July 29, the law enforcers of Belarus detained over 30 militants of the Russian Wagner group.

Related: Another unit of Wagner PMC deployed in Belarus, - Lukashenko

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.

 

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