Contents tagged with Wagner Group

  • Putin: Detention of Wagner mercenaries in Belarus is a joint operation between Ukrainian and American special services

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called the detention of Wagner militants in Belarus a joint operation of Ukrainian and American special services.

    "Now it is obvious. This is an action of special services. People were unknowingly moved to the territory of Belarus... They were simply dragged into the territory of Belarus and presented as a possible strike force for swaying the situation during the election campaign. Which was completely untrue. People were on their way to work in a third …

  • Belarus to hand over detained Wagner mercenaries to Russia

    Mercenaries from the Russian Private Military Company the Wagner Group, who were detained near Minsk, can be handed over to Russia very soon, reported Interfax, citing an unnamed source.

    According to media reports, the mercenaries "will be handed over to the Russia for further investigation in the near future, possibly before the end of the week." They will leave Minsk, presumably by air.

    The Russian Embassy in Belarus has confirmed that work is underway to return detained Russians.

    Earlier, …

  • Russia: Ukrainian Security Service behind detention of Wagner mercenaries in Belarus

    Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is behind the detention of Russian mercenaries in Belarus, writes the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda with reference to an informed source.

    33 Russian citizens were detained in Belarus on July 29th. According to Belarusian law enforcement officials, they came to the country to destabilize the situation before the presidential elections. Ukraine said that among the detainees there are those who fought in the Donbas and asked for their extradition. …

  • Putin calls Lukashenko to discuss detention of Russian mercenaries in Belarus

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reported Putin's press service.

    According to the press service, the Presidents "exchanged views" on the recent detention in Belarus of 33 mercenaries of the private military company the Wagner group".

    "The sides expressed confidence that the situation will be resolved in a spirit of mutual understanding characteristic of cooperation between the two countries," Putin's press service …

  • Zelensky and Lukashenko discuss extradition to Ukraine of Wagner mercenaries detained in Belarus

    Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky held a telephone conversation with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, reported the Ukrainian presidential press service.

    "The presidents discussed in detail the issues related to the detention in Belarus at the end of July of a group of persons belonging to the Russian private military company the Wagner Group. The importance of further effective cooperation between the authorities of the two states, in particular in the context of the …

  • Russia to establish military bases in 6 African countries

    Russia has agreed with six African leaders to establish domestic military bases in the territory of their countries, reports the German newspaper Bild. According to journalists, to date, Russians are conducting military cooperation with 21 African countries.

    The German media outlet refers to a secret document of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The documents says that for five years Russia has been actively establishing military contacts n Africa. Recently, during negotiations, Moscow …

  • Belarus gives Ukraine list of detained Wagner mercenaries

    Ukraine has received from Belarus a full list of detained contractors of the Russian private military company the Wagner Group and now is looking into their possible involvement in crimes against Ukraine, announced Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during an online briefing, reported Hromadske.

    According to him, on July 30, the Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus met with the Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

    Kuleba specified that Belarus had no claims against Ukraine. …

  • Russians detained in Belarus claim there were going to Venezuela, Turkey, Syria and Cuba

    Russians detained in Belarus were planning to fly to Venezuela, Turkey, Syria, and Cuba, the head of the Belarusian investigative group Alexander Agafonov on air of the Belarusian TV channel ONT, as quoted by TASS.

    "It is obvious that while organizing the crime the attackers were preparing alibi for themselves. A similar situation occurred with the detention of 33 citizens of the Russian Federation, who were carrying tickets for the July 25 flight to Istanbul. However, as the investigation …

  • Russian Ambassador to Belarus: Russian military contractors were detained while waiting for a flight to another country

    Russian Ambassador to Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev commented on the detention of 33 Russians near Minsk and said that the Russian side expects from Belarus evidence that its actions and the criminal proceedings against the detainees are justified. According to him, Russian citizens are "not involved" in the events in Belarus, reports the Current Time.

    The incident took place on July 29. The Belarusian authorities announced that they consider Russians to be "militants of a private military company" …

  • Lukashenko accuses Russian private military company Wagner of terrorism and asks Ukraine for help

    The scandal surrounding the detention in Belarus of 33 Russians, whom the Belarusian KGB suspects of trying to destabilize the situation ahead of the presidential elections, continues to gain momentum.

    A criminal case has been opened against these Russian citizens on charges of preparing a terrorist attack, Andrei Ravkov, secretary of the Security Council of Belarus, said on Thursday.

    According to the Belarus special services, 200 "militants", who, according to Belarusian media, are fighters …