Detainees in Belarus, the Russians were not going to destabilize the situation in the country, and followed in a third country.
The Russian side made an official statement on the purposes of stay of the detained Russian citizens in Minsk, which the Belarusian authorities are suspected of attempts to destabilize the situation in the Republic ahead of the elections.
Russia’s Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev said that Russian citizens should have in a third country and did not intend to interfere in the internal Affairs of Belarus, said Russian Dialogue.
According to the diplomat, all statements of the Belarusian side to the contrary are without evidence of the soil. He also said that the detainees had an employment agreement registered in Belarus by the company.
The location of the suspects in one of the resorts of Minsk district is due to the fact that they missed the flight, scheduled from the capital of Belarus.
The Ambassador also noted that the Russian side appealed to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belarus and demanded to allow consular officers access to detainees.
Later Mezentsev said that the detainees were sent to Istanbul and could be employees of a private security company.
In this regard, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko convened an emergency meeting of the security Council of the Republic.