The law enforcement agencies of Belarus is known about plans for extremists who are abroad to destabilize the situation in the country, including using mercenaries prepared in the West. This was stated on Tuesday by the head of the Main Directorate for Combating Organizational Process and Corruption (Gubopik) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Andrei Ananenko, whose statement is published in the Telegram channel of the department.
“Employees of the GUBOPIK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are known that the participants of extremist and terrorist organizations, such as” Kalinovsky regiment “and other armed groups abroad, bear plans for destabilizing the situation in Belarus. At the same time, mercenaries and persons who have trained in training camps in the West, ”said Ananenko.
According to Ananenko, in Belarus, “the militants have ties, in some cases relatives and acquaintances who form hidden cells of criminal activity and recruiting citizens to participate in armed actions in Ukraine.”
The head of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that since the beginning of 2022, 11 people were brought to criminal liability for an attempt to leave Belarus to join the militarized formations as mercenaries.
He noted that the connections of the Belarusian mercenaries fighting as part of illegal armed groups are recorded and systematically worked out for subversive activities within the country and assisting foreign radical initiatives.