Law enforcement officers of Belarus told about the injuries sustained during clashes with protesters in the country. Video with their participation published on the YouTube channel of the Ministry of interior of Belarus.
Employee of the Minsk police Department said that he was in the hospital once during one of the unauthorized actions of the security forces was attacked.
Two of the Central channel in the Sunday news showed coverage of protests in Minsk.
First of the protests reported by the ONT TV channel in six-hour release. It began with information about day of action in support of the President of Republic of Alexander Lukashenko, about half was occupied cutting a video with quotes from the speech of the President. About protesters gathered near the Stela Minsk - hero city, told me little more than a minute. One of the participants told the reporter that she supports the freedom of choice, which people cannot be deprived of. The news was also short, not more than a quarter of an hour.
Protest at the detention center-1 in Minsk, the participants of which demanded the release of political prisoners, no arrests were made, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Earlier, several dozen protesters gathered outside of the detention center-1 in Minsk to demand from authorities to release political prisoners, including ex-banker Victor Babariko who applied for the post of President of Belarus, blogger Sergei Tikhanovski, whose wife believes the opposition is elected at the last August 9 election, the President, and the well-known Belarusian oppositionist Nikolay Statkevich.
Participants of the protest action in Central Minsk in Independence square went to different districts, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Some of the protesters still in Independence Avenue, where walks on the sidewalks with flags. The rest went to surrounding areas.
The former candidate for President of Belarus Andrei Dmitriev said that the opposition "not interested in the bows" of President Alexander Lukashenko.
"Don't accept the apology (the interior Minister of Belarus Yuri) Karaev. We don't need the explanation (of the speaker of the upper chamber of Parliament Natalia) Kochanova. Not interested in bows and promises of Lukashenka. That time is gone," he wrote in his Telegram channel, commenting on the meeting of Lukashenko, which was held earlier in Minsk.
The rally of opposition supporters took place on Sunday in Minsk without incidents and arrests, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Belarus Olga Chemodanova.
In Minsk on Sunday was a rally of opponents of the current Belarusian authorities, the event was coordinated with the city authorities. The protesters marched from the Stela "Minsk – hero city" to House the government, they held a protest near the prison where some of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition. According to media reports, the number of participants could exceed 100 thousand people.
Today in Minsk hosted two of the action — in support of Alexander Lukashenko and the opposition rallies. About how events developed in the capital of Belarus — in the material RIA Novosti.
The EU should continue to support peaceful protests in Belarus, said President of France Emmanuel macron.
In Minsk on Sunday was a rally of opponents of the current Belarusian authorities, the event was coordinated with the city authorities. The protesters marched from the Stela "Minsk – hero city" to House the government, they held a protest near the prison where some of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition. According to media reports, the number of participants could exceed 100 thousand people.
Two different rally took place on Sunday in Minsk: one gathered supporters of the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, on the other — the opposition. If in the first, according to the interior Ministry, was attended by about 65 thousand people, in the second, according to various estimates, from 100 to 200 thousand. Information about the clashes and mass arrests were reported.
Mass protest actions of the opposition started in Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential elections, which, according to the CEC, Lukashenko won 80.1 percent of the vote. In the first days of the action were suppressed by the security forces against protesters who disagree with the results, used tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. Security forces then stopped to disperse the rallies and enforcement. According to official data, during the first days, more than 6.7 thousand people were arrested. As reported the interior Ministry, during the riots injured hundreds of people, among them more than 120 law enforcement officers, one protester was killed.
Official Telegram channel in Belarus has created an anonymous survey, which asked residents to report for whom they voted in the presidential election.
According to the survey on 03:46 16 August in Moscow, Svetlana Tikhanovski voted 53 per cent of users for the incumbent President, Alexander Lukashenko — two percent.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the defense Ministry, interior Ministry, KGB and the Prosecutor General's office to prevent the creation of a "caring chain" from Vilnius to Kiev.
As reported by Telegram-Sputnik of Belarus, at a meeting in the heart of the strategic management in the defense Ministry, Lukashenko said that there is information about the desire of the States to the West of Belarus "to build "lancp" from Vilnius to Kiev."
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to transfer airborne brigade from Vitebsk to Grenoble, told Sputnik of Belarus.
This order was made at a meeting at the Center for strategic management of the Ministry of defense.
The protesters in front of state Belarusian television and radio company in Minsk decided to disband and Sunday to meet again, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The proposal was made by one of the participants, it was supported by other, chanting "Every day."
Alyaksandr Lukashenka revealed details of telephone conversations with Vladimir Putin, and noted that the Russian leader agreed to assist Belarus when asked about security.
The Belarusian leader reminded of the existence of the agreement between Moscow and Minsk in the framework of the Union state and the CSTO.
The Ambassador of Belarus to Slovakia Igor leschenya the first of the heads of diplomatic missions of the Republic expressed support of the protesters in the country.
The Ambassador noted that he had learned on one of the images of protesters beaten a classmate of his daughter, who "never were troublemakers".
The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has confirmed that Svetlana Tikhanovski, to run for President, has recorded a video message to supporters in her office.
"It's my couch. She wrote this appeal without me," said the Chairman of the electoral Commission in an interview with the Belarusian edition of Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Thirty-two Russians, formerly detained in Belarus, returned to Russia, said Prosecutor General's office.
The Department stressed that one of the detainees, besides Russian, also has Belarusian citizenship, so he stayed in the Republic.
Musician Sergey Shnurov in verse reacted to the strike on the Belarusian enterprise BelAZ.
In Instagram he posted a video with a crowd of workers "BelAZ", shouting the slogan "go away!".
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko cannot be considered a legitimate leader of the state, said the head of Lithuania Gitanos Nausea.
Nausea earlier offered Belarus to establish a national Council for dialogue between the authorities and society and to renounce the use of force against the people and release all prisoners.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has charged to understand "all the arrests that occurred in recent days," said the speaker of the Council of the Republic of Natalia Kochanova, which quoted telegram-Sputnik of Belarus.
According to her, Lukashenko "heard the opinion of labour collectives".
Police detained at least three people at an unsanctioned rally near the Embassy of Belarus in Moscow, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the event.
Thursday, August 13, in the region of 18 hours, the protesters gathered outside of the Embassy of Belarus in Moscow against the results of the election results in Belarus, which were won by Alexander Lukashenko.
The Russian expert, a specialist on the former Soviet Union Andrei Suzdaltsev called the nonsense words of the member of the initiative group of former presidential aspirant in Belarus Victor Babariko Yury Voskresensky, who broadcast the state TV channel "Belarus 1" said that he had accepted money from Moscow's politicians for "destabilizing the situation" in the country.
"Belarus 1" on Thursday evening aired the confession of the resurrection, who said on camera that he met with political analyst Dmitry Balkanton, later he introduced his colleague, Andrei Suzdaltsev. According to Voskresensky, for a reward he offered to "communicate further on the subject of the study of the socio-political situation in the Republic of Belarus", Balconet allegedly told him about the intention to destabilize the political situation in the country ahead of the elections. Under the statement of the resurrection, Bolkunets "get at the meeting of 30 thousand rubles from his personal funds with the words "democracy" and advised them to convey for purchasing laser pointers in case of use of violence by Riot police". Seeing the recent developments in the Republic, the resurrection "decided to turn himself in" to the KGB, which outlined all available information about the offense, realizing that it was used "as pawns blindly Moscow puppeteers".
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Latvia has received information that during the protest actions in Belarus were detained two residents of Latvia, told reporters on Thursday the head of the foreign Ministry of the Baltic Republic Edgars rinkēvičs.
Since August 9, the foreign Ministry of Latvia urges inhabitants of Latvia who are on the territory of Belarus, to be careful in public areas where people congregate, and recommends that in the evening not to go out.
All detainees during protest actions in Minsk will be released from jail until 6.00, reports Sputnik of Belarus with reference to the Deputy head of the interior Ministry of Belarus - the chief of militia of public safety Alexander Barsukov.
Detained in protests in Minsk earlier started to release from the detention centre in Akrestsin street. Some released talked about beatings and abuse by security forces. Near the detention center has gathered not less than two hundred people.
A few people who claim to have served in law enforcement agencies of Belarus, has recorded a video in which they throw their shape. In footage posted on the page in Instagram.
Evgeny Novitsky from the satellite city of Minsk Logoysk posted on his Instagram video, which his brother says that he can not be proud of where he served, and cannot store the form that is visible stripe "special forces", at home, and then throws it in the trash.
Producer Joseph Prigogine said on the air of NSN solution conductor Vladimir Spivakov to abandon awarded by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko the order of Francysk Skaryna, not supporting such a move.
"The order was awarded for humanism it Spivakov, for his achievements. He is the owner of this order by right as someone who is a cultural bridge between our countries and peoples," he said.
The ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the country's authorities, together with partners in "at Lublin triangle" (Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland) to appoint a special representative for Belarus, which will facilitate the settlement of the situation in the country.
"I urge the Ukrainian authorities in cooperation with our partners "at Lublin triangle" to appoint a special representative for Belarus, which should actively promote the settlement of the situation and confirm the strategic role of our country in the region," the statement said Poroshenko, published in the Telegram-channel ex-President on Wednesday.
The leading military program "Arsenal" on the TV channel "Belarus 1" Vladimir Burko announced in Instagram about his dismissal.
Earlier similar decision was reported by other presenters channel - Evgeny Perlin and Olga Belmac.
In Minsk law enforcement agencies opened fire on people standing on the balconies of apartment houses, according to Sputnik of Belarus. Video of the incident posted on YouTube.
The incident occurred in the vicinity of the metro station "Grushevka" on the prospectus Dzerzhinsky.
Protests against results of presidential elections in Belarus continues the fourth day. Now all four of the opposition candidate for the post of head of state requires to cancel the results of voting. And although the environment had fewer collisions between protesters and militiamen, as a result of collisions of cars per day brought down the employee of GAI.
Mass protests began across Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential election, won by incumbent Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, according to the CEC, he scored 80,08% of the vote. Sunday evenings in the country are unauthorized protests, the protesters are building barricades, the police dispersed them with the help of special equipment.
Protests in Belarus can not be called natural because they Mature before the presidential election, the lack of leadership and structured prevents protesters to enlist mass support, and possible failure of the protest movement, the opposition could force young people to do social projects or to emigrate, says researcher Berlin Centre for East European and international studies Kostiantyn Fedorenko.
The evening of 9 August, after the presidential elections in Belarus, in a number of cities began mass unauthorized protest, which continued Monday. Protesters in Central Minsk erecting barricades out of garbage cans. The militia used against them tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades, and drove the protesters from the city centre. On Monday, the interior Ministry reported that one protester was killed, he tried to throw an unidentified explosive device in the direction of law enforcement. Tuesday protests in Belarus continues.
Representatives of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch urged the UN special Rapporteur on Belarus to investigate the violence after the recent presidential election, said on the organization's website.
"The UN special Rapporteur on Belarus should immediately investigate the violence after the elections and to provide urgent updated information to the public, as well as recommendations for action to the protection and responsibility in response to increasing tough measures by the government and serious human rights violations," reads the statement.
The head of the US Senate Committee for international Affairs Jim Risch called on the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to resign if his re-election would be undemocratic.
"Mr. Lukashenko must allow a genuine tabulation of yesterday's vote to leave if, as reported, he was not re-elected in a democratic way. He also needs to immediately stop the suppression of the media, off the Internet, arrests and violence against those who seek no other way for Belarus. The peaceful transfer of power is vital for the future of Belarus and its sovereignty," - said in a written statement Risha.
The senior Democrat of the foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. Senate Robert Menendez proposed to count the votes or hold new elections in Belarus.
"The trump must make it clear that the recent achievements in bilateral relations between the US and Belarus will cost nothing, while the Belarusian authorities will not consider exactly the Sunday bulletins or you do not hold elections again in accordance with internationally recognized democratic standards", — said in a written statement Menendez.
Center of the Belarusian city of Grodno was empty, according to Sputnik of Belarus.
"In Grodno the entire center, Lenin square and the Soviet sterile. People do not have", — the correspondent of RIA "Novosti".
Based in new York, a non-governmental organization "Committee to protect journalists" (CPJ) has called on the Belarusian authorities not to interfere with press to cover events in the country and investigate attacks on them.
According to the Committee, when reporting on the riots attacked the police on Sunday attacked at least four journalists, at least five were arrested. Also on Monday was detained at least three journalists in Hrodna, said the Committee.
During the protests in Minsk, one person was killed, said the press service of the interior Ministry of Belarus.
As the representative of law enforcement to Olga Chemodanova in his telegram channel in the riots in the street Pritytskogo, a crowd built barricades, and one of the protesters tried to throw an explosive device at the side of the security forces, who arrived for the release of Pushkin square. However, says a spokesman, an unidentified object exploded in the hand of a protester and resulted in injuries incompatible with life.
Presidential elections in Belarus ended on Sunday, demonstrating a high turnout of 79%. After the announcement of first data of exit poll, according to which incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko wins, gaining 79.7% of the votes, the situation escalated: the voters at the call of the opposition began to gather at polling stations to "control the vote count" in some cities, arrests started, police began to disperse the protesters.
Voters could vote for one of five candidates for the presidency: it is the co-Chairman of public Association "Tell the truth" Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy Anna Konopacka, the acting head of state Alexander Lukashenko, a housewife of svetalana Tikhanovski, the Chairman of the party "Belarusian social-democratic Gramada" Sergey Cerecer. At the same time Belarusians would vote against all candidates.
Operational situation in the headquarters set up in connection with the conduct of the Belarus presidential election, has information that during the unauthorized protests in Minsk were injured, law enforcement officials, told RIA news the press-Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Republic Olga Chemodanova.
"While no such information", - she said, answering the question of whether victims of law enforcement officers during protests in Minsk.
The interior Ministry of Belarus is monitoring the situation on mass events, according to Sputnik of Belarus.
"The interior Ministry fully controls the situation in Minsk and other regional cities," - said in an online broadcast of the Agency.
Press Secretary of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski Anna krasulina said that there are fears that the government decides to accuse his rivals in the presidential elections in the riots in Minsk.
"We understand that the government can impose such tomorrow. Power start violence, and always blame others", - Krasulin has told RIA Novosti.
The staff of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski urged law enforcement authorities to protect peaceful protesters and does not violate the Belarusian legislation, said the representative teams policy Olga kovalkova.
"We urge law enforcement authorities to protect the safety of Belarusians and not to break the law. We are peaceful people, we do not provoke and act within the law - we have the constitutional right to peaceful protest," - said Koval'kova at a press conference in Minsk.
The entire staff of the Belarusian police transferred to the strengthened mode of service in connection with mass actions of the presidential election, told Sputnik of Belarus, the official representative of the Ministry of interior of the Republic Olga Chemodanova.
In addition, she said, additional forces involved.
The candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski applied to military, police and protesters, writes Sputnik of Belarus.
"I want to ask the police and the troops to remember that they are part of the people", — quotes the edition of its word in the Telegram channel.
Belarusian police restricts movement in the center of Minsk to the places where they held an unauthorized protest, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
In particular, on the streets, which are adjacent to the Pobediteley Avenue and the streets Nemiga, crews are on duty traffic police, which do not allow cars to drive in the direction of the epicenter of events. Machine, turning the crew, pointedly honking, some drivers out of their cars and trying to argue with the traffic police. Passers-by, mostly young people, which many on the streets of Minsk to this time of day, support beeping motorists applause.
The candidate on a post of the President of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski before the elections for security reasons left his Minsk apartment, is surrounded by supporters and journalists, I'll spend the night, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, the politician's press-Secretary Anna krasulina.
"Yes, she was forced to leave his apartment, just because there (near the house where she lives – ed.) has gathered a number of "Chiharu" (militiamen in civilian clothes – ed.), drove the minivan suspicious. And given that two of her closest aides, who in recent years for security purposes, beside her slept, insulated is the chief of staff Maria frost and confidant of Oleg Moiseev - not to leave her alone in this situation, its just to move to where ... we will all be able to protect her," said krasulina.
In Belarus today choose the President. On the eve of the acting head of state Alexander Lukashenko said that the harvesting campaign is more important than the election. In Minsk at this time, the detained participants of unsanctioned actions. The situation in the Republic nervous. RIA Novosti recalls how everything was before, and understands what to expect after the counting of votes.
Four days of early voting, the turnout exceeded 32%, said the morning of 8 August the Belarusian Central election Commission. Most actively the Gomel region is nearly 43%. In Minsk, about 30.
The main day of voting in the presidential elections in Belarus will be held on Sunday.
At the highest state post claimed five candidates, including 26 years has been the head of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko, for which this is the sixth presidential race. The competition make him two men – representatives of opposition organizations and two women.
There are facts confirming that the arrest in Belarus 33 Russians — organized from a third country provocation designed to complicate relations between Moscow and Minsk in the period of preparation for elections of the President of Belarus, said the Ambassador of Russia Dmitry Mezentsev.
According to the diplomat, "in the circumstances, the Belarusian law enforcers straightforward and harshly reacted to the presence of this group on the territory of the Republic, not having all completeness of the information, and, unfortunately, without collaboration with Russian colleagues".
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that being President is a way of life, else he is not, but memoir writing is not lazy.
Elections in Belarus scheduled for August 9 at the highest state post claimed five people, including Lukashenka, who is running for a sixth term.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that he suspects certain people in the Russian Federation "the level of Deputy Ministers" who want "to throw to the Kremlin tower" Belarus, and rudely threatened to punish them.
"I am very sad that these vagnerova (Russian citizens who were detained in Belarus – ed.) are associated with it (did not name the man, which says - ed.) but on the other hand think he's a toy in the hands of others, not he accepts the decision. Yes he organizes his business... but he is slightly taller – Deputy Ministers... Some of Belarus ran and failed, and now they have to prove that we are Belarus cushy will bring and drop off to a Kremlin tower," - said Lukashenko in an interview published Thursday on Youtube channel "visiting Gordon".
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk has received a signal about penetration of another group of "fighters" from the South from the Ukrainian security services, however, questioned the validity of this information.
In turn, the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda" writes with reference to a source in Russian special services that the detention of 33 Russians in Belarus was provoked by special services of Ukraine.
The head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel called absurd the words of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that Ukraine's place he would have fought for Crimea in 2014.
Earlier, Lukashenko in an interview with "visiting Dmitry Gordon" said that Ukraine has lost Crimea, because she "had no power and the desire to protect your piece of land." According to him, Kiev authorities are careless, clueless belonged to the territory and reacted to the Crimea. Lukashenko said that the Ukrainian authorities would fight for the Crimea, and added that Ukraine had to lead the armed forces across the country in the degree of increased combat readiness.
The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, Vladimir Zelensky and Alexander Lukashenko discussed during a telephone conversation the question of extradition of the detained in Minsk Russians. Relevant information distributed by the office of the Ukrainian leader.
Zelensky expressed hope that the detained Russians will give the official Kiev. The head of state expressed confidence that the detainee "will not be able to avoid just punishment."
Nothing wrong with Russia, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said. This opinion, as reported by the RBC, expressed the head of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov, commenting on the statement of the Belarusian leader made during his address to the nation.
"As for his (Lukashenko – Ed. ed.) remarks in relation to the detainees, I believe that nothing offensive was said," said the MP.
A former contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo wrote a letter to the leaders of 32 countries in a letter asking assistance in holding free elections in the Republic, RBC reports.
In Belarus, the campaign for the elections, the main voting day scheduled for 9 August. Early voting will begin on 4 August. Just for the presidency claimed five people, including incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term.
Minsk is ready to provide Moscow with additional information on the detained Russians, said the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. His words are on the website of the President.
"On lies, we do not build policy. Shouting over each other in the media, the issue will not solve.
Detained in Belarus Russians were detained, Sputnik reported, citing the head of the Investigative Committee Ivan Nosevich.
According to the Agency, other solutions they were "not supposed to".
In Minsk, under reinforced security measures held a mass picket of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski, reported the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The event started in the Park of Friendship of peoples at 18:00. To get to the action, people had to line up and pass the inspection.
Odious interpretation of the Belarusian party of the detention of 33 Russians do not stand up to scrutiny, the attempt to present the incident as external interference in the Affairs of the Republic causes at least bewilderment, said in a statement the foreign Ministry.
"Odious interpretation of the Belarusian party of the detention of 33 citizens of Russia does not withstand any criticism," - said in a statement.
Russian citizens not involved in the events associated with the socio-political situation in Belarus, said Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.
"Russian citizens not involved in the events associated with the socio-political situation in Belarus," he told reporters.
Russian citizens detained in Minsk, could be employees of chop, which is under contract protects energy facilities and resources abroad, outside of Belarus, said the Ambassador of Russia in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
He stressed that this information remains to be clarified.
Detained in Belarus, Russian citizens can be members of a private security company that ensures the safety of energy infrastructure and resources one of the foreign countries, told reporters the Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
Belarusian media reported, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk detained "32 militants, the foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, as claimed by the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign." Later, the Embassy of the Russian Federation said that the official has received from the foreign Ministry of Belarus a notice about the arrest of 32 Russians.
Belarus border guards have increased operational cover of the state border, including on the Belarusian-Russian site, reported on Thursday a press-service of the state border Committee of the Republic.
"Today, in the framework of the orders of the government, the guards intensified operational cover of the state border, including on the Belarusian-Russian plot", - is spoken in the message of Department in Telegram.
Criminal proceedings were instituted against the husband of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski blogger Sergei Tikhanovski on the fact of incitement to violent action against the police, reported the press service of the Investigative Committee of the country.
"Main investigation Department of the Central office of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus in relation to Tikhanovski excited a number of criminal cases... So, in relation to a criminal case... on the facts of committing premeditated actions aimed at different excitation of social hatred, and incitement to commit violent aggressive actions against law enforcement officers", - is spoken in the message.
The number of identified cases of infection with coronavirus COVID-19 in Belarus per day increased by 147 to 67 665, died five patients, 553 total deaths, said Thursday the press service of the Ministry of health of the Republic.
Previously, the maximum increase in the country for the day reached plus 973 infected, but recently there has been a trend to reduce this figure to less than 200. On Wednesday, the number of cases COVID-19 518 has reached 67, including reported 548 of the dead. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 2 July announced that the Republic has triumphed over coronavirus infection, although still does not reduce the degree of struggle with it.
The Deputy of Parliament Oleg Gaidukevich said that will be a confidant of the incumbent Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in televised debates of presidential candidates.
Central election Commission of Belarus has tentatively set July 30 for holding debates. Thus the Commission reported that Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term, refused to speak on national radio and television, presenting his election program. As noted by Sputnik of Belarus, with the 2006 legislation provides for the right of presidential candidates to participate in televised debates. The current head of state they never participated, like his confidants. The exception was only in 1994 - the first ever Belarusian presidential election.
The foreign Ministry of Belarus asked the Russian Ambassador in the Republic of clarification about the purpose of the stay in the country of the detained Russians, having "experience of participation in armed conflict", reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry.
According to the press service, 30 July the foreign Ministry in turn were invited by the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev and the Minister-Counsellor, acting head of the Embassy of Ukraine to Belarus Piotr Wroblewski.
Minsk has agreed with Kiev about the active cooperation between the border agencies and strengthen ohrannika to prevent destabilization in the background of the election campaign in Belarus, said on Thursday the press service of the Belarusian foreign Ministry.
Previously the foreign Ministry of Belarus ended successive meetings with the heads of diplomatic missions of Russia and Ukraine on the issue of more than 30 detainees in Belarus Russians. The meeting was attended by the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev and the Minister-Counsellor, acting head of the Embassy of Ukraine to Belarus Piotr Wroblewski.
Detention of Russians in Belarus is a "staged performance" of the authorities of the country for the Belarusian voters before the presidential election on 9 August and Western countries, says Russian expert, member of the Council for interethnic relations under the RF President Bogdan Bezpalko.
The Belarusian state Agency BelTA reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk allegedly detained "32 militants, foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, as claimed by the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign." Embassy of the Russian Federation officially received from the foreign Ministry of Belarus a notice about the arrest of 32 Russians.
Detained on Wednesday in Minsk, the Russians testify , said Thursday the state Secretary of the security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov.
"Testify," said Ravkov the journalists, answering the question about the detained in Minsk Russians.
Meeting at the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belarus in the case of more than 30 detainees, the Russians will be held on Thursday in the first half of the day, told RIA Novosti the Russian Ambassador in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday held an emergency meeting with members of the security Council, he reported on the situation in connection with the detention of "more than three dozen representatives of foreign private military company". During the meeting, the Chairman of the KGB of the Republic Valery Vakulchik said that the detained in Minsk Russians were in the private military company Wagner. And the Secretary of the security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov said that the foreign Ministry will invite the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to give explanations on this case, since at least 14 of the detained Russians "were recorded" in the Donbass.
A consequence opened a criminal case in connection with the detention of Russians in Belarus. This was announced by the Secretary of security Council of the Republic Andrei Ravkov.
In the case we are talking about the preparation of terrorist acts, said Ravkov.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to investigate the situation with the detention in Minsk allegedly citizens of Russia, stating that Minsk "there is no purpose to discredit close to the country."
Earlier, the Belarusian media reported, citing a source in law enforcement bodies about the detention in Minsk "32 militants, foreign private company Wagner", and also about another detainee in the South. They all allegedly are Russian citizens. Thus, according to the messages previously received information about the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign."
The candidate on a post of the President of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski said that her husband – great oppositionist Sergei Tikhanovski extended their detention until 29 September.
Previously, the period of detention Tikhanovski has been extended to 8 August. Videobloger and a number of his supporters have been detained since the end of may, against them criminal case under article "organization and preparation of activities that breach public order" because of the incident at the picket in Grodno, where there was a scuffle with two police officers. In addition, 16 Jun not registered by the authorities of Belarus human rights center "Viasna" reported that in respect of Tikhanovski one more criminal case – for obstructing the election. During the time spent in jail run several times placed in solitary confinement. Defenders of the Republic think of the blogger as a political prisoner.
Belarusian state TV channel "Belarus 1" aired (6:00) photos of passports of the detained in Minsk Russians, judging by the picture, some of the detainees are immigrants from Ukraine.
Belarusian media reported, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk allegedly detained "32 militants, foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, as claimed by the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign." Embassy of the Russian Federation officially received from the foreign Ministry of Belarus a notice about the arrest of 32 Russians.
The foreign Ministry of Belarus will invite the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to give explanations on the case involving the detention in the Republic of a group of Russians, at least 14 of whom "were recorded" in the Donbass, said on Wednesday the state Secretary of the security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov.
"Today the head of state set a number of tasks to elements of the system of ensuring national security. In short, if you focus on these tasks, it will be the work of the Ministry of foreign Affairs for sending requests and the invitation of the ambassadors of the Russian Federation and Ukraine to give some explanation and discussion of these issues. Because now, according to available information, the results of the surveys these people within 14 people are the people who passed through the program taking into account people who were recorded in the Donbass. Therefore invited the Ambassador of Ukraine on this issue", - said Ravkov, the TV channel STV.
The candidate in presidents of Belarus, Chairman of the social democratic "Hramada" Sergey Caraceni reported that the CEC of the Republic urgently gathering on Thursday at a meeting of candidates for the highest post of the country.
"I called (from the CEC – ed.) in the evening, announced that Lydia (the head of the CEC – ed.) have set the goal to have all candidates at a meeting tomorrow," - said RIA Novosti candidate. He noted that he has not explained in what is the purpose of the meeting.
The state Secretary of the security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov told that the Republic will enhance security measures during mass events, including related to the elections of the President of the country, as among the detained in Minsk Russians were snipers, demomen and pros.
Belarusian media reported, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk detained "32 militants, the foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, as claimed by the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign." Embassy of the Russian Federation officially received from the foreign Ministry of Belarus a notice about the arrest of 32 Russians.
The Chairman of the KGB of Belarus Valery Vakulchik said that the detained in Minsk Russians were in the private military company "Wagner".
Belarusian media reported, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk detained "32 militants, the foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, according to the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign."
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at an urgent meeting with members of the national security Council instructed to deal with the situation with the detention of the alleged Russian citizens who are employees of private military companies, reports Sputnik of Belarus.
According to the President, what happened last night, or how an emergency will not be called.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed to look into the situation with the detention in Minsk allegedly citizens of the Russian Federation and said that Minsk "there is no purpose to discredit close to the country."
Belarusian media reported, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk detained "32 militants, the foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, according to the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign." On Wednesday evening the President of Belarus has called an emergency meeting with members of the security Council in connection with this arrest.
The number of identified cases of infection with coronavirus COVID-19 in Belarus during the day, rose to 152, up to 67 518 died five patients, only 548 of the deceased, said on Wednesday the press service of the Ministry of health of the Republic.
Previously, the maximum increase in the country for the day reached plus 973 infected, but recently there has been a trend to reduce this figure to less than 200. On Tuesday the number of cases COVID-19 67 has reached 366, including reported 543 dead. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 2 July announced that the Republic has triumphed over coronavirus infection, although still does not reduce the degree of struggle with it.
Belarusian state TV channel "Belarus 1" in the daily broadcast news showed footage of the detention of citizens who, according to state Agency BelTA, are Russians, and claim to represent a private military company called Wagner.
The Belarusian state Agency BelTA reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement bodies that, under the Minsk detained "32 militants, the foreign private company Wagner", another was arrested in the South of the country. All of them, according to the Agency, the Russians. Thus, according to the report, earlier information was received of the arrival in Belarus ", more than 200 militants to destabilize the situation during the election campaign."
The militants are foreign private military companies (PMCs) could be in Belarus for a repeat of the "Maidan" in the background of the presidential election on 9 August, told RIA Novosti assistant Professor of political theory at MGIMO (U) mid of Russia, RIAC expert Kirill Koktysh.
Law enforcement authorities of Belarus were arrested near the Minsk more than 30 militants of foreign private military company (PMC), said Wednesday the state Agency BelTA.
The mission of CIS observers in the elections of the President of Belarus met with the leadership of the interior Ministry, which told about the measures taken for ensuring law and order during the election campaign, said on Wednesday the headquarters of the mission.
According to the report, "July 29, 2020 in Minsk hosted a meeting of the chief of staff of mission of CIS observers at the presidential elections in Belarus by Viktar Huminski, Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Republic Alexander Barsukov".
The incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term, ready to support 72,3% of the citizens of the Republic, according to data conducted by the analytical center Ecoom poll.
A public opinion poll "about the electoral moods and preferences of citizens" was held by order of the Belarusian ONT TV channel, results posted Tuesday on its website. The study was conducted from 23 to 27 July 2020 by telephone survey. The Republican sample size is 1879 of respondents, the statistical error does not exceed 2.5-4%. In the previous poll conducted by the Ecoom July 10-13, also in the order of ONT, it was reported that Lukashenko in the elections are ready to vote for 69,4% of the population.
The candidate on a post of the President of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski said that the current authorities of the Republic of intentionally scare people, "Maidan" and invent "non-existent danger."
"You are afraid, paint a scary picture of the future of Belarus with the new President, you manipulate, invent non-existent dangers, cheat. You are afraid that if you don't choose the current government, there will be a Maidan. Actually, it's not that," said Tikhanovski, speaking on Tuesday with the pre-election program broadcast public television channel "Belarus 1".
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has informed that asymptomatic ill COVID-19.
The corresponding video was placed telegram-channel "Pool first".
The candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski intends to make in Parliament on 3 August, the same day the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in his annual message to the nation and Parliament, said Tuesday the headquarters of alternative policies, uniting their efforts around Tikhanovski.
"All presidential candidates from the time of their registration have the equal right to speak at election and other meetings, meetings. Including on state television. So today, July 28, Svetlana Tikhanovski sent his request to speak at the meeting of the extraordinary session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. At the same session, where on August 3, before the start of early voting with his message will be the incumbent President", - is spoken in the message.
Deputy Chairman of the Supreme court of Belarus Andrei Zabara informed representatives of the mission of observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States on the complaints related to the campaign for the election of the President of the Republic, noting that the judiciary in this case "is built on the principles of transparency and efficiency", said Tuesday the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
"The twenty-eighth of July 2020 took place in Minsk meeting of representatives of mission of observers from the CIS on presidential elections of the Republic of Belarus with representatives of the Supreme court of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Zabara told about the activities of the Supreme court and lower courts for consideration of complaints related to the issues of the election campaign, emphasizing that the judiciary is built on the principles of transparency and efficiency", - stated in the message on the website of the Executive Committee.
The Ministry of defense of Belarus refuted the information in social networks about the fact that in Minsk deployed Marines for the period of the election campaign.
Belarusians will elect their President on 9 August. Candidates for the highest office was five people, including the incumbent Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The election campaign is accompanied by the arrests of opposition politicians and activists, as well as unauthorized protests. 1 August Minsk will host a celebration of marine Day, which will include a demonstration of the skills of the military personnel and military equipment. In social networks has linked large-scale celebration with the upcoming presidential election, assuming that the Marines who arrived from the regions, will remain in the capital before election day.
The number of officially registered cases COVID-19 in Belarus for a day rose by 115, 366 67, died five more people, since the beginning of the fixation on the country cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, died on 543 patients, said Tuesday the press service of the Ministry of health.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 2 July announced that the Republic has defeated the infection, although still does not reduce the degree of struggle with it. The growth of new cases of coronavirus in the country for the day reached 973, but recently there has been a trend to reduce this figure to less than 200. According to Monday, the number of officially registered cases COVID-19 in Belarus was 67 251, all died of 538 patients.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the government will continue to financially support the troops.
As reported on Tuesday the press service of the Belarusian leader, during a visit to the military unit 3214 of the interior Ministry, which is based in the district Uruchcha in Minsk, the President "expressed continued support of the military by the state".
Belarusians continue to accredited observers at the presidential elections despite the decision of the CEC to limit their numbers at the polling stations, reported Tuesday on the website of the CEC.
So, according to the CEC, election commissions accredited 45 430 national observers, a week ago this figure exceeded 42,8 thousands of people. And 8452 observer nominated by citizens by submitting applications, 2433 sent from labor groups, 2424 – political parties, 32 121 – other public unions.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the chosen course to create a reliable system of national security was correct.
This statement the President made on Tuesday at a meeting with the management and staff of departments of system of ensuring national security while visiting 3214 military unit of internal troops of the interior Ministry in Minsk.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that kicking law enforcement no one is allowed, and attempts to attack them during the unsanctioned street protests must be stopped.
According to the Agency Sputnik of Belarus, Lukashenko on Tuesday called for 3214 military unit of internal troops of the MIA of the Republic. Saluting soldiers, Lukashenko in particular noted that he saw the footage of one of the street actions in Minsk, where people attack the police, some of them law enforcement officers beat feet.
The electoral race in Belarus is coming to a climax in the country in full swing campaigning, primary election day scheduled for 9 August. Presidential candidates was five people, and each of them his vision of the development of relations with Russia and the West in the event of coming to power.
The five candidates, in particular, included the current Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term, former Deputy of lower house of Parliament Anna Konopacka, co-Chairman of public Association "Tell the truth" Andrey Dmitriev, Chairman of the Belarusian social democratic party "Hramada" Sergey Caraceni and unemployed Svetlana Tikhanovski, the wife of popular videoblogger Sergei Tikhanovski, who is in custody in criminal cases.
The elections of the President of Belarus is secondary, the main thing is to focus on the harvesting campaign, declared on Monday the head of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko.
"Elections are elections, and eat all they want. Therefore, the main should be focused here (at harvest – ed.). Elections - this is the second time," - said Lukashenko during his working trip to Nesvizh district, Minsk region. Details leads the Agency Sputnik of Belarus.
More than half of Russians have a positive attitude to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, testify the results of the poll.
According to the study, 52% of respondents answered that they have a positive attitude to Lukashenka, 35% feel indifferent, and 9% negative feelings.