The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine checks the presence of Ukrainians among those detained at demonstrations in Minsk

МИД Украины проверяет наличие украинцев среди задержанных на демонстрациях в Минске

The Ukrainian Consul in Minsk (Belarus) checks of Ukrainian citizens among the detainees and the arrested participants of the protest action in Minsk on 25 March 2017. This was announced by head of the consular Department of consular service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Kirilich, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“Consul, verified information regarding the possible presence in the detention Center for offenders and interacts with the courts regarding the clarification of information on the stay of citizens of Ukraine”, – he said.

Kirilich said that the Consul has partnered with the detention center and detained citizens of Ukraine and in what quantity.

He also said that the specific data on detained and arrested yet.

Earlier edition of “Radio Liberty” reported that the Oktyabrsky district court of Minsk sentenced the citizen of Ukraine Ruslan Tereshchenko to 15 days of arrest for participation in the rally on March 25.

We will remind, in Minsk on March 25 was held on freedom Day. The scheduled event gave way to mass arrests. So, it was reported about the detention of hundreds of citizens, as well as 57 human rights activists and volunteers. Later they were released, among them were four persons with residence permit in Ukraine.

Earlier, the US and the EU expressed concern about the actions of the Belarusian authorities and demanded the release of all detainees.

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