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Belarussian lawyers to meet with detained Uralkali CEO once a week

August 30, 2013, 13:40 UTC+3

Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner considers the detention conditions normal

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Gavriil Mamontov, Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

Gavriil Mamontov, Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

MINSK, August 30 (Itar-Tass) - Belarusian lawyers will be allowed to meet with detained Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner once a week, first secretary of the consular office of the Russian Embassy in Belarus Gavriil Mamontov told reporters on Friday after meeting with the detainee held in the Belarusian State Security Committee's jail.

The detainee looks a little tired, but feels well. The attitude to him is correct, the diplomat said.

Baumgertner asked to say to his mother that everything was OK.

The Russian diplomat noted that a traditional parcel of apples and water and a book "Anna Karenina" (Lev Tolstoy) asked by Baumgertner himself were handed over to him.

Russian diplomats will attentively monitor the situation to ensure that there will be no violations of the Belarusian law against the detained Russian businessman.

There are no complaints against the Belarusian side about the organization of the meeting with the Uralkali CEO. Everything was within the law, Mamontov noted.

If Baumgertner wishes to meet with Russian diplomats, a corresponding note will be sent to the Belarusian side, he said.

On the whole, the Uralkali CEO considers the detention conditions normal. He has no complaints. The attitude to him is correct, the diplomat added.

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