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Diplomat: Russians detained in Minsk were heading to Latin America

Belarus: Dozens of alleged Russian members of ‘PMC Wagner’ detained near Minsk

Diplomat: Russians detained in Minsk were heading to Latin America

Belarus says more than 30 Russian citizens entered the country to prepare &# 171; terrorist attacks&# 187;

The Russian diplomat said that more than 30 alleged Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus last week were passing through Minsk on their way to an unnamed Latin American state.

The Belarusian authorities said they suspect these people of entering the country with the aim of preparing “terrorist attacks” and destabilizing the situation on the eve of the presidential elections.

Russian officials denied these allegations and presented the detainees as employees of a private security firm..

Russian consul in Minsk Kirill Pletnev said on Monday that their final destination was one of the states of Latin America, RIA Novosti reported..

Belarusian authorities granted Pletnev consular access to detainees, news agency reported.

At the same time, the diplomat did not indicate a specific Latin American country and did not provide any additional details about the identity of the detainees..

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