Latest reports indicate that three Ukrainian citizens were detained in Minsk during protests. The court ruled to deport two of them to their homeland, and the third was brought to administrative responsibility and arrested for 15 days, according to the official representative of the Department of Consular Service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Vasily Kirilich.
“Their actions were established as petty hooliganism and disobedience to the lawful order or demand of a state body official on duty,” Kirilich said.
Earlier, QHA reported that the Leninskiy District Court of Minsk ruled to arrest a Ukrainian citizen Ruslan Tereshchenko for 15 days. The Ukrainian was detained by Belarusian security forces over participating in protest demonstrations on March 25.
Previously on the same day, Minsk security forces detained two employees of the CrimeaSOS organization Evgenia Andriyuk and Maria Kvitsinskaya, who were part of the international monitoring mission of the International Partnership for Human Rights.
Law enforcement officers blocked the mission members in the office of the Viasna organization, together with foreign journalists, local and foreign human rights activists. The total number of detainees in the room was 57 people. Later they were taken to the local police precinct, where they were held for some time. Human rights activists and journalists were released when a rally timed to coincide with the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic ended in Minsk.