About 200 Belarusians fighting for Ukraine, Belarusian Interior Ministry claims

Soldiers of Kalinouski regiment
Soldiers of Kalinouski regiment

About 200 Belarusians are fighting on the side of Ukraine, said Deputy Interior Minister of Belarus Henadz Kazakevich. According to him, most of them are football fans and participants in protest actions of 2020.

Kazakevich also informed that last year GUBOPIC stopped dozens of young people under 30 years old, who wanted to go to defend Ukraine. Materials on the detainees were handed over to the investigating authorities.

Earlier, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya spoke about 1,500 Belarusians who were defending Ukraine, Euroradio reported.

In addition, Kazakevich said that the Interior Ministry and the KGB recognized more than 60 groups of citizens as "extremist formations." "We are effectively determining the identity of the most active of them: more than 100 perpetrators, including those who committed sabotage on the railroad facilities, were prosecuted under criminal cases for their participation in extremist formations," said Deputy Minister.

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