A large convoy of PMC "Wagner" arrived from Russia to Belarus: the State Security Service of Ukraine confirmed the movement of mercenaries. Map
A large convoy of PMC "Wagner" entered the territory of Belarus at night on July 15. About 60 cars and trucks with license plates of "DPR/LPR" were traveling towards Babruisk and Osipovichi, escorted by the Belarusian State Automobile Inspection.
According to the monitoring channel Belarusian Hajun, the final destination of the "Wagner" column is a tent camp in the village of Tsel, Osipovichi district. Information about the arrival of mercenaries was confirmed in the State Border Service of Ukraine.
"This morning, July 15, we noticed a large column of cars and trucks with the license plates of the so-called "DPR/LPR". The combination of factors indicates that this is a convoy of PMC "Wagner," which entered Belarus from the Russian Federation at night in the area of Krichev," Belarussian Hajun says.
According to the channel, the convoy went through Rogachev towards Bobruisk, and from there took a course to Osipovichi.
"The route indicates that the convoy of PMC Wagner is moving to the tent camp in the village of Tsil. According to our data, at least 60 vehicles were seen in the convoy, including pickup trucks, large trucks, UAZ "Buhanka" cars and at least 3 buses for transportation of people. The convoy was accompanied by the RB traffic police," the monitoring group reported.
The information about the movement of PMC "Wagner" mercenaries to Belarus was also confirmed by the State Border Service of Ukraine. The speaker of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Andriy Demchenko noted that the appearance of "separate groups" of mercenaries was recorded on the Belarusian territory.
"As we reported earlier, given the statements and rhetoric of the Belarusian leadership on the issue of receiving Russian mercenaries and arrangement of places for their accommodation, it could not be excluded that sooner or later they would still appear in Belarus. At the moment, the available information shows that Belarus has begun to receive separate groups of representatives of private military campaigns, moving from the territory of Russia," he said.
According to Demchenko, Ukrainian border guards will closely monitor the movements and activities of the "Wagner" soldiers.
"We continue to monitor this situation to understand all the places where they will be deployed, their number and the tasks they are to perform," Demchenko stressed.
To remind, on July 11, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance "does not see any signs" indicating that the "Wagner" began moving to the territory of Belarus.
Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the criminal case against the owner of PMC "Wagner," Yevgeny Prigozhin and his mercenaries, who took part in the armed rebellion in Russia with the leader, would be closed and they would leave for Belarus.