Russian diplomats to visit citizens detained in Minsk

08:23, 13 August 2020
Photo: Victor Lisitsyn, Виктор Лисицын/Global Look Press

33 Russian citizens are held in the detention facilities in Minsk and Zhodino. Russian ambassador to Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev intends to resolve all issues around this situation.

Mezentsev added that the consulate is taking all actions to ensure the access of Russian diplomats to the detainees.

We are confident that the results of such collaboration between Moscow and Minsk will remove the groundless allegations earlier voiced regarding the arrival of our citizens in the republic, TASS quotes the diplomat.

Mezentsev added that the Russian side had evidence that this fraud 'was orchestrated by the opponents of the Russian-Belarus relations from abroad.' And the experience of cooperation existing between the countries for many years will define 'the allied nature' of their ties.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Minsk would cooperate with Moscow and Kyiv over detained Russians.