According to the president, the protests are managed from abroad.
“It (interference, - 112.international) takes place from Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Ukraine and it alerts us the most. Yesterday, we heard the statement of Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov who openly (generally, he is a very reserved person in that respect; careful) stated what is happening at the border. We respond to any negative movements directed at Belarus. And the most important for us is to prevent the stirring of some fire in Minsk. Because it always happens so: it begins in the capital and spreads to the whole country,” Lukashenko said.
Earlier, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Ukraine of the presence of extremists in the territory of Belarus.
On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.
On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.
As we reported, the EU is going to adopt the sanctions against Belarusian officials.