Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the organizers of the "assassination attempt" on the leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko crossed all borders. This was announced by Putin during his address to the Federal Assembly, RIA-Novosti reports.
“You can have any point of view about Lukashenko, but the practice of organizing murders is too much,” Putin said.
The Russian president was outraged that Western countries did not react in any way to the "attempt to assassinate" Lukashenko.
"It is characteristic that even such blatant actions do not find condemnation of the so-called collective West. Nobody just seems to notice this, everyone pretends that nothing is happening at all," he added.
In addition, Putin believes that the European sanctions imposed on Belarusian officials are "unfair" and they allegedly became the impetus for a "coup d'etat" in Belarus.
On April 17 it was reported that the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation detained two people in Moscow who were allegedly preparing a coup d'etat in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko claims that an attempt was made on him and his children.
As you know, after the August 9 presidential elections in Belarus, mass protests are taking place in the country. The citizens of Belarus do not agree with the results of the vote count: Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, received 80.1% of the vote, his main opponent Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya - 10.1%.