Reports of KGB Chairman Valery Vakulchik and Chairman of the Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich
President Aleksandr Lukashenko heard out reports from KGB Chairman
Valery Vakulchik and Chairman of the Investigative Committee Ivan
Noskevich on the situation with the previously detained Russians from a
private military company on 1 August.
facts (you reported to me in a written form) are interesting. I can see
that our neighbors have become silent. They are no longer shouting that
they sent these guys to Istanbul. There was no Istanbul in their plans
as the investigation shows. It is clear that this group had different
goals. The task of the investigators is to find out these goals,” said
the head of state.
asked to treat the detainees with care. “They are guilty, of course,
but not so much as to take any harsh measures against them. They are
soldiers. They got an order and embarked on its implementation. We have
to deal with those who made the order, who sent them here,” said
have done a good job by finding out that this was the first group. I
understand that this is only the first group of 180 or 200 people who
were planned to be relocated to Belarus. I have read the report, it is
accurate data. An attempt to hide the ‘tail’ in Russia and say that they
agreed with us the arrival of this group is a complete nonsense,” said
the Belarusian leader.
explained that the relevant agencies of the two countries always
cooperate, no matter what events are held in Belarus with the
participation of Russian military. “Only the president can give
permission for military personnel to visit Belarus, either with
equipment or without equipment, airplanes, helicopters, etc... No one
has given any permission. Moreover, we have serious suspicions about the
goals the group was planning to fulfill,” the head of state said.
president stressed that the Belarusian side is open to cooperation in
the current situation: “We will not build a policy on lies. We will not
solve the issue by shouting at each other in the media. Therefore, if
anybody of Russians has a desire to get additional information, we are
always open. We are not hiding anything, but we need the truth.”
Lukashenko gave instructions to the competent Belarusian agencies. “The
investigation is conducted by the Investigative Committee. Operational
support is provided by you [KGB - BelTA] and the police. Work carefully.
The truth must be shown to society,” he said.