According to Lukashenko, the situation in the country is highly politicized but it should not be considered as catastrophic.
“In Minsk, somewhere else somebody does not like it. It is natural. But it should not bother you; it is my problem, which I should solve and we solve it. And believe me, we will solve it soon,” Lukashenko said.
He also noted that he met the leaders of the law enforcement bodies; he discussed with them issues of the law and order inside the country and responding to external threats.
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.
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, the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.