Protests in Belarus: Third fatality confirmed, - Interior Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The young man was overrun by a car
16:16, 18 August 2020

Huge crowds in central Minsk demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. August 16, 2020
Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Belarusian Interior Ministry confirmed the fact of third death during the protests. It appeared to be a young man who deceased at the Partizansky bridge in Minsk, as reported by NAVINY.BY.

The 19-year-old died on August 18. 

A Renault light-duty vehicle ran over a pedestrian who was on the roadway at the moment of the tragedy. The Interior Ministry claims that the pedestrian was warned by the driver, but he did not withdraw in time.

Meanwhile, the HQ of the united Belarusian opposition plans to finish the formation of the coordinating council for the transfer of power in Belarus, as TASS reported.

It is noted that 70 people will enter the council.

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“We intend to finish its formation today; 70 people will be included in it. We received a few hundreds of applications. We have announced some of the people who entered it; besides, respectful people will be included,” trustee of candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Olga Kovalkova reported.

Moreover, she noted that the HQ does not comment on the statements of incumbent president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko that he offered to hold recalculation of the votes.

“We need dialogue and we want to establish it through the coordinating council,” Kovalkova added.

Related: Belarusian opposition plans to finish formation of coordinating council for power transfer

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