The USA plays a key role in events in Belarus. It was stated today, on September 15, by the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin.
“In the events in Byelorussia, the western trail is clearly traced. Protest actions from the very beginning are well organized and coordinated from abroad,” he said, noting that the West had started preparing protests in the republic long before the presidential elections.
According to him, only in 2019 – early 2020, through various U.S. NGOs sent about $ 20 million to organize anti-government rallies in Belarus.
“This money was used to create a network of “independent bloggers” and information accounts on social networks, to prepare the activists for street rallies… The most promising were experienced American instructors on “non-violent protests,” said Naryshkin, adding that the United States was trying to organize a color revolution and an anti-constitutional coup in Belarus.
In addition, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said that the U.S. had taken former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya into close custody on an equal footing with other Belarusian opposition activists.
We would like to remind you that protests continue in Byelorussia related to the results of the presidential elections in the country on August 9. According to the official data of the Central Election Commission of the republic, Alexander Lukashenko won with more than 80% of votes. The second was opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who was later forced to flee the country. Unlike in the West, Russia recognized Lukashenko as the elected head of state.
“Lukashenko is the legitimate president of Belarus. I do not think he needs any guarantees of security in his country. Otherwise, it’s all an internal matter of Belarus,” a spokesman for the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said on September 16, commenting on Tikhanovskaya’s statement that the opposition is ready to give Lukashenko security guarantees in case he peacefully withdraws from power.