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Lukashenko states he helped Tsikhanouskaya to leave Belarus on her request

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the president, the opposition leader was entangled by foreign special services
21:20, 21 August 2020

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
TASS

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that he helped leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to leave the country on her request as BelTa reported.

“She (Tsikhanouskaya) is a normal woman; she loves her children. But she was thrown to smoldering ruins and today she is trampling on these firebrands. She was entangled, wrapped by the Foreign Ministry (of Lithuania, - 112.international), the special service; she started to provide statements. Here is one more center. I do not want to count – they are situated from America to Warsaw,” Lukashenko stated.

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As we reported, leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya left for Lithuania.

Later, she recorded a video message in connection with her departure to Lithuania. Tsikhanouskaya also noted that she had to make a choice, so she went to the children.

In the second video message she urged the Belarusians not to come to the streets and not to oppose the local police.

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.

Related: Lukashenko to solve situation in Belarus soon

During three nights of protests in Belarus, over 6,000 people were detained; about 500 were hospitalized. Over 40 criminal proceedings were opened. According to Belarusian mass media, the location of some detainees is still unknown.

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.

 

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