“The main investigation department of the central office of the Investigative Committee continues the active phase of the investigation of the criminal case opened on July 29 under Art. 13 and part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (preparation for riots), ”BelTA quotes Noskevich.
He said that "33 Russian citizens were recognized as suspects in this criminal case, and they were detained."
“On July 31, the investigation elected them and the prosecutor sanctioned a preventive measure in the form of detention,” said the head of the Belarusian Investigative Committee.
On July 29, the BELTA news agency reported that 33 Russians had been detained in Belarus. Later it became known that the detainees were suspected of preparing riots.
The press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov reported that the Russians detained in Belarus did not commit illegal actions and had all the necessary documents.
According to him, the detainees had tickets to Istanbul, they are employees of a private security company.
In turn, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus is open for interaction with Russia in a situation with the detention of a group of Russians.