President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko named the states from which, according to his information, control street riots and interfere in the country’s internal affairs, the Belarusian state agency BelTA reports on September 3.
Lukashenko is sure that the situation in the country is influenced to a greater extent not by the dissatisfaction of citizens, but by external interference, the head of state named the sources.
“It comes from Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Ukraine, which worries us the most. You heard yesterday the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Lavrov, who openly (he is generally a very restrained person in this respect, cautious) stated what was happening at the border, ” Lukashenko said.
The head of Belarus stressed that the authorities will do everything possible to prevent the kindling of a “fire” in Minsk, because it always happens that the fire “starts from the capital and spreads to the whole country.”
Mass protest actions began throughout Belarus on August 9, after the presidential elections. The protesters consider Alyaksandr Lukashenko’s victory rigged.
Tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, rubber bullets were used against the rioters.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, several thousand people were detained, dozens of police officers and demonstrators were injured. The preliminary damage from street riots is $ 500 million (36.7 billion rubles).