About 200 extremists trained in Ukraine are currently in Belarus.
This was stated on September 2 by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a joint press conference with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei.
“According to our estimates, about 200 extremists trained on Ukrainian territory are now in the Republic of Belarus,” Lavrov said.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian minister said that for the first time Minsk faced the threat of destabilization, which is not happening without active outside interference. According to him, the EU and NATO make destructive statements about the Belarusian events. Moscow, however, considers the presidential elections in Belarus valid and hopes to stabilize the situation in this state through dialogue.
Earlier, on August 24, the Secretary of State of the Security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov called on the Belarusians, who were impressed by foreign actions in support of the opposition in the republic, not to rely on “imported emotions”.
Presidential elections were held in Belarus on August 9, in which the incumbent head of the country, Alexander Lukashenko, won with a score of 80.1%. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya gained more than 10%, she and her supporters did not recognize the election results. After that, protests in the country do not subside.