Lukashenko talks with Belarusian oppositionists in the KGB detention center

Source : 112 Ukraine

Member of the Coordination Council of Belarus Viktor Babariko attended the meeting with Lukashenko
20:49, 10 October 2020

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
RIA Novosti

Alexander Lukashenko held a closed meeting with the oppositionists of Belarus in the KGB pre-trial detention center. The meeting lasted 4.5 hours. This was reported by Lukashenko's press service - Telegram channel "Pool pervogo".

It is noted that Viktor Babariko, former members of his campaign headquarters and the Coordination Council attended the meeting with Lukashenko.

“There (in the KGB pre-trial detention center - ed.) he talked for four and a half hours with the above-named representatives. The president’s goal is to hear the opinions of everyone,” the message says.

The content of the conversation "the participants by a common decision kept a secret."

Related: Poland and Lithuania recall their diplomats from Belarus

Later it became known that Sviatlana Tikhanouskaya and her husband Sergey had a telephone conversation for the first time in 4 months.

Mass protests against the results of the presidential elections, which took place on August 9, are still continuing in Belarus. As you know, the CEC declared Lukashenko the winner: according to official results, he received 80.1% of the votes, his main opponent Sviatlana Tikhanouskaya - 10.1%.

Security officials are detaining protesters, as well as opposition leaders. The European Union demands that President Alexander Lukashenko release the detainees and respect the citizens' right to peaceful protest. During the rallies, people died. The exact number of those killed is unknown; according to unofficial data, there are more than five of them.

On September 15, the European Union announced that it does not consider Alexander Lukashenko the legitimate president of Belarus and intends to impose sanctions by the end of September due to events in the country.

At the same time, President of Belarus Lukashenko has repeatedly stated that he does not intend to give up power.

Related: UK temporarily recalls its ambassador from Belarus

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