Julia MEADOW, “FACTS”
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian private military companies (PMCs) are outside of the law, but of their existence he allegedly heard.
So Sands commented on the statement by the Belarusian that the detainees involved in the activities of PMCs “Wagner.”
“What is PMC “Wagner”? In Russia, de jure such thing as a PMC, no,” — said Peskov told reporters. “There are private security companies, private security firms, and such thing as a PMC, in the Russian legislation is not” — said he said.
We will remind, the group of unknown persons arrived in Minsk on the night of July 25, settled in the hotel, and on 27 July he moved to one of the resorts of Minsk district. They had “uncharacteristic for Russian tourists behavior”: did not use alcohol, places of entertainment did not attend, he held himself aloof, trying not to attract attention. The men were dressed in the style of “military”, they are small groups studied, the territory and the surrounding areas.
It is already known that among the detainees in Belarus mercenaries PMC “Wagner” are those who participated in the fighting in the Donbass and entered into the database of the site “Peacemaker” as mercenaries.
After the recent reports about the arrest in Belarus of members of the foreign private military company Wagner State border Committee decided to strengthen the operational cover of the state borders.