Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the air of the Ukrainian “Channel Five” shared that he had authorized the operation to detain 33 Russians in Minsk this summer back in 2018.
According to him, at the end of 2018, Petro Poroshenko, who was then the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, authorized this operation.
He noted that the special operation was thwarted by specific individuals. Poroshenko said that he strongly advises creating a temporary commission of inquiry and interrogating all participants in the process.
Let us remind you that on July 29 Belarusian law enforcement officers detained 33 Russians, who, presumably, are employees of one of the private military companies. On this fact, a criminal case was initiated on the preparation of a terrorist attack.
The Russian ambassador to Minsk, Dmitry Mezentsev, explained that the detained Russian citizens who are employees of a private security company that, under a contract protecting energy facilities and resources abroad, were traveling in transit to a third country, but missed their flight, so they had to stay at a local sanatorium. On August 14, Minsk handed over to Moscow 32 Russians who were detained on the territory of Belarus at the end of July.
After that, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called unfair the decision of the Belarusian authorities to hand over 32 detained citizens to Russia.