July 29, 2020

Belarus detains Russia ‘Wagner mercenaries’ ahead of tense vote

Minsk (AFP) – Strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko demanded an explanation from Moscow on Wednesday after Belarus arrested Russian mercenaries allegedly plotting to destabilise the country ahead of next month’s presidential election.The surprise announcement is the latest twist in an extraordinary election campaign that has seen the 65-year-old leader, who has dominated Belarus for nearly three decades, jail his key would-be rivals ahead of the vote.”It is necessary to immediately turn to appropriate Russian structures so that they explain what is going on,” Lukashenko told the head of the KG…

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