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British man, Belarusian woman detained near Buran hangar at Baikonur

The Roscosmos chief added that the investigation was underway
Baikonur Cosmodrome Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Baikonur Cosmodrome
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS

MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. A British man and a Belarusian woman have been detained at the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Site 112, the Buran facility, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said on Saturday.

"At 18.10 Moscow time, a report came in from the Yuzhny space center (Baikonur) saying that British national called Benjamin Rich and Belarusian citizen called Alina Zelupa had been detained near Site 112 (the Buran facility owned by Kazakhstan). Both are now at the police station of Baikonur," Rogozin wrote in his Telegram channel.

The Roscosmos chief added that the investigation was underway.

"It is being established what relationship tied Benjamin to his Zelupa to organize illegal actions," he added.