Minsk is the capital city of Belarus.
Capture of Akela Amador
Akela Amador moved to a hotel in Minsk after buying a key card for the Todorov Building using her stolen diamonds in Zloda. Phil Coulson and his team were able to hijack the broadcast from Amador's Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant, realizing that her eye was the camera when Amador started to fix it in front of a mirror inside the hotel, and that she was being controlled using the eye implant.
Melinda May started the shifts to watch the feed and learn her location, seizing the opportunity to try to trap Amador alone when she looked at a receipt from the hotel. May entered the room and confronted Amador, offering her a chance of turning over and get a fair trial. Amador wanted to know if Coulson send her, but May said that, as he felt sorry for Amador, she decided to come instead. Amador explained that her handler would recognize May as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and only one of them could survive, because if Amador did not kill May, she would be killed using the fail-safe of the eye implant.
The two fought briefly, with Amador destroying the lamps in the room and use her eye implant. However, before she could shoot and kill May, Coulson arrived and shot Amador with a Night-Night Gun, rendering her unconscious.
Infiltration into Todorov Building
Grant Ward traveled to the Todorov Building in order to fulfill Akela Amador's mission, mimicking her Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant using a pair of Backscatter Glasses designed by Leo Fitz, capable of sending and receiving the same signal feed as Amador's eye implant, and even having the same backscatter functions.
Ward had to proceed with the mission in order to discover the handler's intentions and to buy enough time to disable the fail-safe in Amador's eye. Ward entered the building with Skye's remote assistance.
Ward managed to pass all the security scans until approaching his target, the Delta 5 section inside the building, and was ordered to seduce a security guard, as the man who sent the orders thought Ward was Amador. Ward tried to be friendly to the guard, but seeing no other option to pass that security control, he was forced to knock the guard out.
Ward entered a room where a group of men were studying a series of symbols of seemingly alien origin, that were the true target of the mission. Ward was wished good luck to abandon the building, as the guard had to put a password into the security system at regular intervals to avoid setting the alarm of the building.
Ward ordered Skye to meet him at the south side of the building, and he fled from the security guards. He was contacted by Leo Fitz, who needed advice to deactivate Amador's kill switch, and Ward's expertise with bombs could prove handy. However, as Ward inadvertently looked into a mirror, he prompted Fitz to cut the eye before the kill switch could be activated.
Trapping the Englishman
Melinda May was able to determine the location of Akela Amador's handler in Minsk, using the messages he sent to track him down. Phil Coulson, to personally catch the handler, ordered May to keep him updated of the status of the search.
During Grant Ward's infiltration in Todorov Building, the messages sent allowed May to lock the handler's precise location, but he also discovered Ward's ruse when he inadvertently looked into a mirror, forcing the handler to activate the kill switch, but, unbeknownst to him, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons were able to remove Amador's Backscatter X-Ray Eye Implant before the activation, saving her.