A Ukrainian was detained in Brest, Belarus. He was on his way home from work. His family turned for assistance to Ukrainian Consulate in that country, Foreign Ministry reports.
The man didn't get home after work on August 11. According to the consulate, he was detained as a participant in protests. The law enforcers took him to the local remand centre.
The Consulate is sorting out all details of the incident.
As is known, Belarusians took it to the streets on August 9, protesting against the outcome of the presidential election that took place on the same day. According to the Central Election Committee, the incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko won with some 80 percent, while his main rival Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya collected almost 10 percent of votes. The protesters disagreed, believing that the voting protocols were tampered with - in favor of Lukashenko.
Later, Tsikhanouskaya escaped to Lithuania, claiming she was afraid for her family's safety.
Protesters keep holding their rallies and protest actions, standing against the riot police. Hundreds of people are wounded on both sides, as riot police resorted to brute force, exceeding their authority. A lethal case among protesters was observed, too.