Russia may close border in response to scandal with "PMC militants" in Minsk

On the eve, three dozen Wagner PMC fighters in military uniform were detained in Belarus. In Russia, they believe that it is not constructive for Minsk to aggravate relations with Moscow - it is better to return citizens to the Russian Federation. This was stated by Russian political figures and experts in the comments for "Izvestia".

The Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Relations with Compatriots and Eurasian Integration believes that the incident with the detention of Russian citizens in Belarus may negatively affect the opening of borders between the two states.

Everything can affect the lifting of restrictive measures, including the scandal with the "militants of a private military company" in Minsk, and other similar events

- noted the head of the Committee Leonid Kalashnikov.

Head Department of the Institute of CIS Countries Vladimir Yevseev believes that Belarus should provide Russia with all the information it has in order to develop a joint constructive decision on the detained "Wagnerians". In his opinion, the extradition of the captured people to Ukraine would be a big mistake of the Belarusian authorities.

Paul Kalinichenko, an analyst at the Kutafin Moscow State Law University, expressed the opinion that since Russia has no claims against the citizens arrested in Belarus, the issue should be settled through diplomatic channels.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 31 July 2020 17: 55
    In his opinion, the extradition of the captured people to Ukraine would be a big mistake of the Belarusian authorities.

    - Figase ... - this is the number ... - And where is Ukraine ???
    - Or maybe they will still come up with the idea of ​​handing over the whole group to the ISIS ... or similar scumbags ...
    - No, it's time for our guarantor to redeem these "would-be mercenaries" ... - even for gas or oil ... - Although this may become a very "vicious precedent" for the future ... - Lukashenka will like to catch the "lost"; and then demand a ransom for them ... - gas or oil ...
    - Well, the trouble with these "Wagnerians".
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 July 2020 18: 00
      Ukraine is here despite the fact that initially these are its citizens, and it does not recognize their Russian citizenship, obtained later.
      1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
        Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 July 2020 18: 03
        Russia, by the way, also does not recognize any other citizenship that its citizens have and considers them its citizens, regardless of whether they have citizenships of other countries.
        1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
          rotkiv04 (Victor) 31 July 2020 18: 29
          You'd better talk about Israeli citizenship.
          1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
            Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 July 2020 18: 57
            Why talk about him.?
            1. Binder Offline Binder
              Binder (Miron) 31 July 2020 22: 11
              Apparently, this refers to one of the detainees by the name of Koshman, who has a tattoo in Hebrew on his body.
      2. King3214 Offline King3214
        King3214 (Sergius) 31 July 2020 18: 12
        The choice of citizenship is a matter of the citizen, not the state.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 July 2020 19: 08
          Well, that's not entirely true. If, for example, you are a citizen of Russia or Ukraine, then until you renounced their citizenship, you will be considered a citizen of these countries, and renouncing citizenship is long and very dreary, this must be a presidential decree, not just like that. It's another matter if a country recognizes dual citizenship with certain countries, there are mutual rights and obligations, etc.
          1. 933454818 Offline 933454818
            933454818 (Ivan Ivanov) 2 August 2020 18: 45
            Not quite so either. Russia does not recognize another citizenship, but has nothing against its receipt by a citizen. Another thing is that a citizen with Russian citizenship on the territory of Russia will be judged as a Russian, if anything, and on the territory of another state where a citizen has citizenship, they will be judged as a citizen of that state. On the territory of third countries, a citizen has a choice under which citizenship he will be judged, if anything.
      3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) 31 July 2020 18: 28
        And the Russian Federation does not recognize Ukrainian citizenship.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 July 2020 18: 55
          Well, yes, hence the collision.
      4. bear040 Offline bear040
        bear040 31 July 2020 22: 57
        You never know what Ukraine does not recognize. If Minsk bends under Kiev, let it be better not to turn to the Russian Federation later, and after that your citizens should not come to the Russian Federation, they may not be greeted that way.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 July 2020 23: 08
          To our citizens? Since when has it become dangerous for Israelis to come to Russia?
          1. bear040 Offline bear040
            bear040 31 July 2020 23: 10
            Since you fell ill with Russophobia.
            1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 31 July 2020 23: 37
              You couldn't come up with anything smarter?
              1. bear040 Offline bear040
                bear040 31 July 2020 23: 40
                What for? Putin may have forgiven you for the IL-38 you ditched, but I'm not and I'm not going to.
    2. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 31 July 2020 18: 11
      Why not a liberation landing? Capture the isolation ward and take the Russians home. There is nothing to play with thugs "in decent manners". They don't understand this.
    3. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 31 July 2020 21: 59
      Out of 33, fourteen are citizens of Ukraine. Have committed illegal actions on the territory of Ukraine. Ukraine filed on the international wanted list. To be issued.
      If Belarus doesn't hand it over to Ukraine, it will be a cover-up.
      1. bear040 Offline bear040
        bear040 31 July 2020 23: 00
        And if Minsk hands over the citizens of the Russian Federation to the Banderaites, there is no longer any point in talking further about a union state with the Russian Federation. Let the Sly One go to Kiev to buy money and discounts, this weather vane is not needed in Moscow.
  2. Pacifist Offline Pacifist
    Pacifist (Victor) 31 July 2020 18: 03
    What kind of fighters? Enough to produce nonsense! No weapons, no special equipment, nifiga, and the media immediately began to carry another nonsense about the notorious PMC. These are the employees of the private security company, responsible for the protection of energy infrastructure facilities, with officially issued documents. Daddy moved out of the blind. Did he want a scandal for the elections? And so it will be, just not with the results that he expects.
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 31 July 2020 19: 50
      No weapons, no special equipment

      - all this can be bought at the military department store, including weapons, armored vehicles, communications, etc. VVP explained everything to you in a popular way back in 2014.
      1. Lawyer Offline Lawyer
        Lawyer (Olaf) 1 August 2020 05: 56
        I also found it odd that they didn't carry a box of dynamite and a dozen RPGs in their luggage.
        What kind of fighters are they if they arrived without a box of dynamite?
  3. 1536 Offline 1536
    1536 (Eugene) 31 July 2020 18: 18
    Russia may close the border in response to the scandal with "PMC militants" in Minsk.

    And he will do the right thing. First, why "with the militants"? Did they cut off someone's heads on camera? Secondly, the situation with the coronavirus is again alarming in our country and in Moscow in particular. So the measure is timely. We are worried about our guys. Without trial or investigation, without evidence and other procedural actions, these Belarusian guardsmen were seized and thrown into prison. Nobody in the world behaves like that. Americans, at least immediately present charges and facts, when they detain someone in third countries, they call consular services. And these ... just no words, how to call them. So, let them sit abroad. And you also need to look closely at others.
  4. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 31 July 2020 18: 27
    Quote: Pacifist
    What kind of fighters? Enough to produce nonsense! No weapons, no special equipment, nifiga

    Yeah, did you see how many condoms they have? Obviously, they were planning to do something bad with dad.
  5. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 31 July 2020 18: 40
    An agreement appeared on the network to ensure security for the ports of Zuvar, oil and gas fields and sites of the National Oil Corporation.
    The parties to the contract are the Libyan Oil Company and the Mar security company (in a document (AMAP))
    From the Libyan side, signed by a representative of the National Petroleum Corporation (located in the city of Tripoli, and its president is Mr. Mustafa Abdullah Sana Allah)
    On the part of the security company, there is a certain Milaev Artem Viktorovich. He is number one on the list of detainees.
    Considering that the president of the Libyan Oil Company, Mr. Abdullah San Allah, has repeatedly opposed the presence of foreign mercenaries in Libya (especially he focused on Russian mercenaries in the Al-Sharara field), this whole story looks like a clear provocation of the Libyan, Turkish and Belarusian authorities ... Most likely, these three dozen people (I don't know what kind of mercenaries they are) would have been arrested in Libya and presented as Wagner's PMC.

    I somehow have a bad idea that the Russian citizens arrested in Belarus were supposed to guard the PNS field and fight against the Russian "Wagnerites".
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 31 July 2020 18: 54
      Addition. The private military company MAP was liquidated on September 10, 2018.
    2. Crimean Connecting Rod (Eugene) 1 August 2020 12: 09
      this whole story looks like a clear provocation of the Libyan, Turkish and Belarusian authorities. Most likely, these three dozen people would have been arrested in Libya and presented as PMC Wagner.

      Absolutely the same opinion. And in Belarus, the SBU could also connect.
  6. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 31 July 2020 20: 36
    In the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs

    The "feathers" have been dismissed! And when the US and Europe of our citizens are shackled by lawlessness? And Putin himself even threatened the embassies with court! Forgot? And then look how brave. Even with Ukraine they do not behave like that, although this country gives more reasons.
  7. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 31 July 2020 22: 08
    Alexander Grigorievich is nervous, but in vain. I like it or not, but Belarus is dependent on the Russian Federation both in terms of sales markets and cheap sources of raw materials that keep the country's economy afloat. It must be admitted that Lukashenka, on the slogans of joining the Russian Federation, for a long time supported a decent standard of living in Belarus. Let's go. Difficulties began in the economy, and, accordingly, internal instability in the country. You can do various useful things with bayonets, you cannot sit. Well, he will win the elections, or rather, draw. So? To the west? When fully tied to the Russian economy? Yes, and they do not wait there, and the products of the Republic of Belarus are not so competitive. And here, as it seems, A.G. a chance to bargain. I can assume that Russians will not be returned to Russia, and they will not be extradited to Ukraine. They will be condemned, and some of the defendants admit their "guilt" in an attempt to destabilize the situation in the country. For Alexander Grigorievich, this is an electoral help: "The Fatherland is in danger!" And then, as a gesture of goodwill, he will have mercy on the poor fellows with his presidential decree. But it won't be right away. And he will help both them and the Russian Federation with his shocking statements. You look what he will bargain with from Russia. And then: "Vanya, I am yours forever." This has already happened with a Russian journalist convicted of attempting to cross the Lithuanian border. The second option is possible: massive repressions of the opposition, based on the same detention of Russians. But the ending is the same: pardoning the Russians. Russia, too, will not be particularly zealous. She does not need a second Ukraine at the borders. Somehow, in a state farm way, it comes out with AG, somehow undignified.
  8. Lawyer Offline Lawyer
    Lawyer (Olaf) 1 August 2020 05: 51
    I really feel sorry for the pupsik with his specials. forces. Well, is it possible to recruit saboteurs from a school for the underdeveloped? I read and laughed through tears of pity for the poor man.
    After all, just shoot a film from them - Unlucky-2. :))))
  9. Igor Sobilev Offline Igor Sobilev
    Igor Sobilev (Igor Sobilev) 1 August 2020 07: 40
    The roof of Minsk has moved down, to hand over our citizens - it means that there will be no more Minsk, and no one will stop Donbass.
  10. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 1 August 2020 08: 28
    Blah blah blah. Enough squinting, it's us in the z ... Zeroed and satisfied ...
  11. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 August 2020 08: 42
    Maybe he can't, - to tell fortunes from the coffee grounds. Money does not smell, the roads will not be blocked (since transit has shifted from Ukraine to Belarus), the investigation will figure it out.
    PMCs are prohibited by law in Russia?
    1. maidan.izrailovich (Maidan Izrailovich) 2 August 2020 12: 59
      PMCs are prohibited by law in Russia?

      RSB-Group (also Russian Security Systems) is a Russian company that provides military consulting services in areas with high terrorist activity and military operations. In fact, it is a Russian PMC. It has a regional office in Senegal, as well as representative offices in Turkey, Germany and Italy. He is engaged in mine clearance, competitive intelligence and analytics, armed guarding and protection of marine civilian vessels from sea pirates in the Gulf of Aden, Guinea, Strait of Malacca, etc. Thus, the employees of the "RSB-Group" company participated in the demining of one of the largest cement plants in Libya in Benghazi, owned by the Libyan Cement Company. The head office of the company is in Moscow.

      In Russian legislation there is simply no such abbreviation as "PMC".
  12. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 1 August 2020 15: 05
    It is clear that Old Man is afraid of both internal opposition and Russian "kinship and friendliness."
    As gas and oil are cheaper, sales markets are provided, transit sanctions, Batka includes the waltz of the Slavic Brotherhood.
    And here's how to let the PMC fighters transit to the place of execution of the contract, then Batka decided to earn political points ...
    In general, these irreplaceable, nullified, stagnant politicians tremble and fear from any rally, demonstration, people in camouflage, the people "love and trust them."
  13. orange Offline orange
    orange (ororpore) 1 August 2020 15: 34
    There are so many Lukashenka fans in the comments. It seems to them to use the title "bam" already somewhat inappropriate, but they need to write something, so they write all kinds of nonsense.
  14. vladimir mudov Offline vladimir mudov
    vladimir mudov (vladimir mudov) 2 August 2020 12: 40
    Why verbiage? Minsk Monster, the only "ALLY" of the lonely, elderly, weak, cowardly President of Great Russia! Think about it yourself, after all, Putin is in disgrace, he has not only friends, but also allies !! And all why? Because of the "correct", "far-sighted", cleverest "(even shivers, how smart)," the only correct "," visible "policy for many years ahead! Long live the genius Putin!" We say RUSSIA - we mean PUTIN! How!