Moscow says alleged mercenaries detained in Belarus have returned to Russia
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's General Prosecutor said on Friday that 32 Russian nationals who were detained in Belarus and accused of being mercenaries had been returned to Russia. Belarus arrested the men last month and said they sought to destabilise the country prior to Sunday's presidential election
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's General Prosecutor said on Friday that 32 Russian nationals who were detained in Belarus and accused of being mercenaries had been returned to Russia.
Belarus arrested the men last month and said they sought to destabilise the country prior to Sunday's presidential election. Russia denies it uses mercenaries and has said the men were travelling through Belarus on their way to other countries.
(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Alex Richardson)
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