Russian consul in Minsk, Kiril Pletnev, said Monday that the 30 mercenaries of the Wagner group, who had been arrested last week in the Belarusian capital as part of an alleged conspiracy before the August 9 presidential election, had their final destination Latin America . .
“They were scheduled to fly from Minsk to Istanbul and from there to a third country on July 25th. Their final destination was a Latin American state,” Pletnev said in statements to Russian broadcaster Rossiya 1, without specifying the country, the news agency said. Sputnik.
On July 29, the Belarusian authorities reported the arrest of 33 Russian citizens who had traveled to Minsk with the ballot boxes before the appointment to provoke unrest.
The head of the Belarusian investigation, Alexander Agafonov, announced last Friday that, according to the detainees, eleven of them were planning to travel to Venezuela, 15 to Turkey, two to Cuba and one to Syria.