Belarus oppositionist Kalesnikova arrested

Source : 112 Ukraine

She is currently being held in a pre-trial detention center, the reasons for the arrest are not reported
14:53, 9 September 2020

Belarusian oppositionist Maria Kalesnikova
RIA Novosti

Maria Kalesnikova, a Belarusian oppositionist and a member of the presidium of the Coordination Council, has been arrested and is currently being held in a pre-trial detention center. This was reported by

"The head of the investigative group of the Main Investigation Department Vasyliuk called me and said that she had been arrested. He offered to bring a package for her," Kolesnikova's husband stated.

The State Border Committee of Belarus also said that it would provide information about Kalesnikova's whereabouts and legal assessment later.

Related: Opposition politician Maria Kalesnikava kidnapped in Minsk

As we reported earlier, Ukraine confirmed that Anton Rodnenkov and Ivan Kravtsov, Belarusian opposition politicians/members of the Coordination Council, crossed the Ukrainian border.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko asks the Ukrainian government to send them back to the country.

"We are asking Ukrainian border guards to return these two to our country; we will be figuring out what happened," Lukashenko said.

He blamed the opposition leaders for violating the order of border crossing.

Related: German MFA calls upon Lukashenko to report whereabouts of missing oppositionist Kalesnikova



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