Belarusian Ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The reason for the call is known - the detention of 33 Russians in the Republic of Belarus, who are called in Minsk “militants of PMCs, preparing riots in the country during the election campaign ".
Vladimir Semashko was explained, that the actions of the Belarusian side against Russian citizens, detained by the security forces, and their subsequent placement under arrest does not correspond to the spirit of fraternal, allied relations between Russia and Belarus.
The Russian Foreign Ministry asked Vladimir Semashko to bring an important detail to his leadership. It consists in, that Russia has never interfered and is not going to interfere in the internal Belarusian processes.
The Russian Foreign Ministry recalled, that the Republic of Belarus was and remains a close friend and ally of the Russian Federation.
Also, in a conversation with the Belarusian ambassador, it was indicated that, that Moscow expects a fully objective and transparent investigation of the arrested Russian citizens, who are accused of almost terrorist activities.
Earlier, the Russian Embassy in Belarus noted, that attempts to link the arrival of Russians to the Minsk region with the activities of the Belarusian opposition look more than strange. The thing is, that none of the arrested citizens of Russia even knows the names of the Belarusian opposition, those who want to squeeze the incumbent president in the upcoming elections. What “provocations” at rallies in favor of the opposition, in this case, you can say?
It is important to note, that the Russians were arrested just a few days after, how it was announced about the resumption of the activities of the American embassy in Minsk and after the appearance on the screens of the US Charge d'Affaires in the Republic of Belarus.