The Belarusian Security Council has announced that it has launched a criminal investigation into terrorism on Wednesday after the arrest of 30 people who are believed to be employees of the private security company Grupo Wagner, which accuses it of planning attacks.
“A criminal investigation has been launched,” said Andrei Ravkov, Foreign Minister of the Belarusian Security Council, in press releases from the Russian news agency Sputnik.
The head of the Security Council has assured that there could be up to 200 members of this Russian private security company in Belarus. “The search for these people is underway,” he added.
The Belarusian authorities announced on Wednesday the arrest of more than 30 workers at the Russian private security company Grupo Wagner in the area surrounding the capital Minsk. The arrests occurred in the final section of the 9 September presidential election campaign. August.