17 January 2018, Wednesday, 4:17

Belarusians, who were detained in Odessa, leave Ukraine


The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed details about the Belarusian citizens, who were arrested in Odessa and charged with terrorism.

The security service of Ukraine reported about the arrest of Belarusians citizens twice in the past months. One of the arrested, Aleh Shabalin, was accused by the security service of preparing a terrorist attack. Another Belarusian was suspected of organising mass protests in Odessa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has received no official information about the arrest of Belarusian citizens in Ukraine on charges of terrorism, preparation of protest actions and other illegal actions.

The statement was made by MFA spokesman Dzmitry Mironchyk at a briefing in Minsk on July 10.

According to BelaPAN news agency, two citizens of Belarus are reported by Ukrainian media to have been detained in Odessa.

“Our consular agencies responded to the reports promptly,” Mironchyk said.

According to him, one of the Belarusian citizens already arrived in Belarus on July 1, the other has been in Russia since July 5.