President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has allowed the militants of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) to question founder of the NEXTA Telegram channel Roman Pratasevich as Belarus 1 reported.
“In Donbas, the criminal case is opened against these persons. I reminded President Putin that the criminal case is opened and told that if they (the so-called investigators of LPR, - 112.international) have questions to them, welcome, please, ask them questions because the people were killed there, in Donbas,” Lukashenko said.
Meanwhile, he underlined that the investigation will take place in Belarus.
Earlier, the LPR militants appealed to Belarus with the request to pass Pratasevich for “investigative actions”. The militants believe that he is “involved in the attacks on civilians”. However, the parents of Pratasevich stated that he was in Donbas as a journalist and photographer.
Besides, a new video of the interrogation of Roman Pratasevich, the founder of the opposition Telegram channel NEXTA, was presented to the public in Belarus.
On May 23, the founder of the largest opposition telegram channel of Belarus NEXTA, journalist Roman Pratasevich, was detained in Minsk. The plane with Roman Protasevich on board flew from Athens to Vilnius. Suddenly, the plane gave a distress signal, changed course, and made an emergency landing at the Minsk National Airport. The emergency landing was caused by a mining signal.