5 Aug 2020 15:51

Zelensky tells Lukashenko he hopes former Donbas fighters detained in Belarus will be handed over to Ukraine

KYIV. Aug 5 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have discussed in detail the detention of a group of individuals associated with the Wagner private military company in the vicinity of Minsk in late July, the Ukrainian presidential website said on Wednesday.

Zelensky said over the phone that he has no doubt that the persons involved in the operations of illegal forces in Donbas will not escape justice. "Hopefully, everyone suspected of perpetrating terrorist activity on Ukrainian territory will be handed over to us to be held criminally liable consistent with existent international legal documents," he said.