Lukashenka calls urgent meeting with Security Council members

The reason was yesterday’s detention of 33 militants of a private military company, BelTA informs.

On July 29, Alyaksandr Lukashenka gathered an urgent meeting with members of the Security Council. The head of state was informed about the situation with regard to the detention of more than three dozen representatives of a foreign private military company in Belarus.

Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Photo:

“I have invited you to deal with this, one might say, extraordinary incident that happened tonight. You can’t call it otherwise,” said Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

He asked KGB Chairman Valery Vakulchyk to report on the situation in more detail.

“I am looking at the reaction of the Russians. They have already said, making excuses, that they almost brought them here ourselves. Clearly, they have to somehow justify the dirty intentions. That’s why I would ask that in this situation and with this fact everything should be very frank and honest. If they are Russian citizens (and I understand they were interrogated), it means that we should immediately apply to the relevant agencies of the Russian Federation for them to explain what is going on,” Alyaksandr Lukashenka said.

The instruction was also given to the press secretary of Lukashenka, Natallia Eismont. She should monitor the Russian information space.

“We need to appeal to the Russian media, including Telegram channels, so that they cut the crap, as Putin says”.

Yesterday’s morning it was reported about the detention of 33 militants of the private military company Wagner, who had Russian citizenship.