Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko told Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin about the interception of a conversation between Warsaw and Berlin, which refutes claims about the poisoning of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Alexei Navalny.
“I noticed, watching the Russian events, they, the West, had a new trick – again Novichok, again poisoning. I must tell you that yesterday or the day before yesterday <…> before the speech of Merkel, she said that they wanted to close his mouth, that is, Navalny, we intercepted the conversation. <…> We understand that Warsaw is talking to Berlin – two subscribers are in touch. Our electronic military intelligence intercepted,” Lukashenko said at a meeting with Mishustin in Minsk.
He promised that he would give the Russian side a transcript of this “interesting conversation, which clearly indicates that this is falsification.”
“There was no poisoning of Navalny. A group of specialists, as I understand it, prepared for Merkel, her administration, the facts, and maybe the statements that she made. They did this to” discourage Putin from poking his head into the affairs of Belarus,” said President of Belarus.
He added that he would send the recording to Moscow “so that they could figure out who needs it.”