President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the United States is behind the opposition Telegram channels in Belarus, their main goal is Russia. He said this in an interview, excerpts from which are published by the editor-in-chief of the radio station “Moscow speaking” Roman Babayan.
“A. Lukashenko (close to the text):” We know who is behind all these telegram channels. They are Americans. We all need to understand that now it is not about Belarus. Their main goal is Russia! Therefore, do not relax! “, Babayan quotes the Belarusian leader in his Telegram channel.
Massive opposition protests began across Belarus on August 9, after the presidential election, which was won by the current Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko – according to the CEC, he gained 80.1% of the vote. In the early days, the actions were suppressed by the security forces; against the protesters who did not agree with the results, they used tear gas, water cannons, flash-noise grenades, rubber bullets. Then the law enforcement agencies stopped dispersing the rallies and using force. According to official data, over 6.7 thousand people were detained in the first days. As reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic, hundreds of people were injured during the riots, including over 130 law enforcement officers. The authorities have officially confirmed the deaths of three protesters.