Belarusian state TV channel ONT showed the plot of the new episode in the "Belgazprombank", in which arrested the applicant for the post of President of the Republic Victor Babariko, the story States that the Bank has "black cashier", who was running for the leadership of a foreign currency transaction at a special rate and a "fraud bond".
"The second of April 2020 at a meeting of the Board at the direction of the Chairman of the Board of Babariko was taken the decision on payment of remuneration to the executives of the Bank. The total amount of such compensation amounted to about 5 million (the Belarusian – ed.) rubles. On the day of listing of these awards, namely, 4 APR, closed to service other clients of the Bank head office the box office from 11.00 to 12.35 were artificially reduced rate operations in foreign currency, including if you are using Bank plastic cards", - said in the report, the first head of the Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee (SCC FID) of the country Yuri Mekheda.
The lawyer of the candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko, which is in the KGB jail, Dmitry Laevsky called absurd the statements made in the story state TV channel of the charges against his client.
In his opinion, "when enough evidence to show the movie there is no need". "Once the movie appeared, the penny price scenario," said Laevsky. He noted that "to tell a couple of sentences of text below the video one, to prove the sufficiency of these words in the court more, especially when there is something to challenge them".
Head of investigation Department of the KGB of Belarus Konstantin Bychek said that there was irrefutable evidence of the involvement of all defendants in the "case of Belgazprombank" to alleged crimes.
In June at the head office of BGB, who for 20 years headed the presidential candidates Victor Babariko, were searched. The state control Committee of the Republic said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. The eighteenth of June, was detained by Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father. All in all, about 20 people were detained, including top managers of the Bank. The investigation of the case entrusted to the KGB. Babariko Sr. is accused of tax evasion, which caused damage in especially large size, legalization of proceeds of crime and bribery.
Former Director of the Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus Anatol Hramovich detained in the framework of the so-called "Belgazprombank", told RIA Novosti on Thursday, the press service of the SCC.
"Confirm the detention," - said the representative of the press service, commenting on the information in Telegram of local channels on the detention of Gromovich in the "case of Belgazprombank".
The Belarusian authorities have justified the decision to block the accounts of the company, one of the founders of which is the son of a candidate for President of the country Victor Babariko Edward, law on prevention of legalization of proceeds of crime, said a business partner of Babariko Jr. Anton Motolko.
In June at the head office of Belgazprombank, which Babariko senior headed for nearly 20 years, were searched. The state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. The eighteenth of June, was detained by Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father, and placed in the KGB detention center. According to the Minsk city court, which considered the complaint against the measure of restraint for the politicians, Babariko Sr. is accused of tax evasion, which caused damage in especially large size, legalization of proceeds of crime and bribery. Babariko Jr. was charged with tax evasion in especially large size. Previously, the team popular in Belarus platform to raise funds "Malamala", one of the founders of which is Edward said blocking translation by Belgazprombank in the platform address.
The headquarters of candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko filed to the CEC of the Republic, four new complaints about a substantial rejection of the signatures collected in support of nomination politics, said staff lawyer Maxim Sign.
Earlier, the CEC of Belarus has published the summary statistics of valid signatures in support of each of the seven participants in the presidential election. From this it follows that 100 thousand valid signatures required for the registration of candidates for the presidency, gathered six people, including Babariko. In support of 165 744 recognized as a valid signature. However, the staff of the policy disagreed and noted that he gave to the territorial election commissions 365,000 signatures, and therefore "want to know what happened to the other 200 000". In this regard, the Commission were filed a number of complaints.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Sberbank of Russia would participate in the financing of large investment projects in the country, according to the state Agency BelTA.
Gref is on a working visit in Belarus. As expected, on Friday evening Lukashenko and Gref will take part in the opening ceremony of the multimedia light and music fountain, which was a gift to Minsk from Sberbank in the independence Day of the Republic. The idea of the gift originated a year ago when the head of Sberbank has paid a working visit to Belarus and met with the Belarusian leader.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said that he does not monopolize power, and hoisted on their shoulders burdens because the Belarusians have chosen a state model with a strong presidential power.
Earlier the candidate in presidents of Belarus is scheduled for August 9 election, former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, who is now in custody in the KGB detention center, has initiated the launch procedure of a referendum aimed at limiting the Constitution of Belarus the number of presidential terms for one person. He proposed to take a sample of the 1994 Constitution, where "has already been provided and the restriction of presidential terms, and the division, now, our three branches of government, and most importantly, was the right of a people to decide their own destiny." Lukashenko said he did not support the idea of returning to the Constitution of 1994 edition, as it will be going back. However, he said that the new version of the Belarusian Constitution will be prepared within two years, and even before its adoption steps will be made for the transfer of powers down to local authorities.
Elena Karakacheva, personal assistant to the candidate for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko, detained and placed in the KGB detention center. This was stated in the staff policy.
"At the first opportunity the attorneys will proceed to protection", - stated in the message.
Supporters of presidential aspirant in Belarus, the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko outraged a large percentage of recognized false signatures of voters in support of nomination of a candidate for the presidency of Valery Tsepkalo and Express solidarity with the team of a competitor, said Wednesday the coordinator of the headquarters of the former banker Maria Kolesnikova.
On Tuesday, the Central election Commission of Belarus announced that the former head of administration of Park of high technologies Tsepkalo could not collect the required number of valid voter signatures for registration as a candidate for the presidency of the Republic. According to the Commission, 75 249 valid signatures in support Tsepkalo with a required minimum threshold of 100 thousand. Meanwhile, according to the staff of the policy, in support to the territorial election commissions after the internal audit was filed on 160 thousand signatures. Politician's press-Secretary Alexey urban has told RIA Novosti that the headquarters Tsepkalo plans to appeal a significant rejection of voter signatures.
Talk about the fact that Moscow had allegedly interfered in the internal Affairs of Minsk in the current election campaign, are not serious, they do not have even a minimum of any grounds, said on Tuesday the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev.
Earlier the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said he plans to discuss with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin outside interference in elections in the Republic. Lukashenko, in particular, noted that opponents of the current Belarusian authorities are "puppeteers" who "and live in Poland, and from Russia to throw up". Lukashenka did not specify his words, but even before that, the state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic, commenting on the criminal "the case of Belgazprombank", talked about "puppeteers" from among the "big bosses "Gazprom", and maybe higher." Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the accusations against Russian companies on the part of Minsk is unfounded, the economic interests of the giants are under the protection of the Russian Federation.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the company Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday to take part in the opening of the memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev, reported the press service of the Kremlin.
As reported, Putin invited Lukashenko at a ceremony on 24 June in day of carrying out in Moscow of the Victory parade. A few days later the President of Belarus confirmed its plans to attend the opening of the memorial and in the framework of this visit to hold talks with Putin.
At the bilateral meeting of presidents of Belarus and Russia will discuss the pressure of Minsk in the Russian property also Alexander Lukashenko may ask Vladimir Putin's support in the elections, said a member of the Council for interethnic relations under the RF President Bogdan Bezpalko.
The presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko within the framework of the events for the opening of Rzhev of the memorial to the Soviet soldier will hold on Tuesday, June 30, meeting. Lukashenko said earlier that he plans to discuss with Putin interference in elections in the Republic. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov added, however, that Russia is not going to interfere in the electoral processes in other countries, especially in Belarus, and Minsk has not presented arguments for intervention in the electoral process on the part of the Russian Federation.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko at a forthcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to discuss the scandal of the BGB, the situation with the coronavirus, as well as the supply of Russian gas to the Republic, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the expert of the Belarusian Republican public Association "Belarus Rus" Peter Petrovski.
Earlier, Lukashenko said that he plans to attend the opening of the memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev 30 June in the framework of this visit to hold talks with Putin. As noted by Lukashenko, he would like to address the subject of foreign interference in elections in the Republic scheduled for 9 August.
Lawyers for the applicant for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko on Wednesday were able to visit him in the detention center, said the representative of the headquarters policy Maria Kolesnikova.
Prior to this, the lawyers visited Babariko in jail on Saturday during the proceedings. As explained by RIA Novosti, one of its defenders Alexander pylchanka has, denied access to his client in the KGB jail in Minsk, because there is quarantine imposed on the background of the epidemiological situation of COVID-19, however this prevents the implementation of the existing policy legal rights to protection.
The Central district court in Minsk dismissed the complaint of lawyers of the applicant for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko on detention policy, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, one of its defenders Alexander pylchanka has.
Earlier, the lawyers of Babariko filed a series of complaints to the Prosecutor General of the Republic, including on his detention and the denial of access to it defenders during the first interrogation in the Department of firesleeve of the state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic.
The defence of the contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko Monday was unable to meet with his client in the KGB jail in Minsk, because there is quarantine imposed on the background epidemiology of the COVID-19, told RIA Novosti one of the lawyers of the politician Alyaksandr pylchanka has.
Pylchanka has emphasized that restrictions on access to their client in the detention center prevents the implementation of the protection to which their client is entitled under the law. Meanwhile, he continued, it is not clear when the chief of the KGB jail will be lifted restrictions due to the coronavirus. The lawyer added that in this case, it is advisable to change for their client's measure of restraint from detention to house arrest, which would provide him with the necessary legal assistance. In this regard, pylchanka has not excluded that in the near future the protection party will petition for it. Also, according to him, Babariko challenged elected in its relation the measure of restraint. It is not known when the court reviewed this complaint and previously filed a complaint to arrest.
Street protests in Belarus against the background of the campaign will continue to grow, the authorities do not take political decisions that can stop them, a Russian political scientist Andrei Suzdaltsev.
Earlier in the press service of the interior Ministry of Belarus told RIA Novosti that about 270 people were arrested on Friday in different cities of Belarus after the election of pickets because of the violation of order of holding mass actions and disobedience to police officers.
Edward of Babariko, who is the son of candidate for presidents of Belarus Victor Babariko and head of his election headquarters, charged, both the measure of restraint in form of detention, said on Sunday the headquarters of the policy.
"Victor and Edward charged and remanded in custody", - is spoken in the message of the staff on Twitter.
Contender for post of the President of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko for 2019 earned in the BGB 361 194 Belarusian rubles, or 150 thousand dollars at the current rate.
On Saturday the headquarters of Babariko reported that Central election Commission of Belarus submitted a package of documents for his registration as a candidate for the highest office. After that, the site policy has placed scans of these documents, including the Declaration on the income.
The candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, who is now in custody in the KGB detention center, in a video message urged supporters to find a group to start a nationwide referendum aimed at limiting the Constitution of Belarus the number of presidential terms for one person.
He expressed confidence that once his team was able to collect about 400 thousand signatures in support of his nomination to the presidential candidates, the "somehow and in two months we will be able to collect 450 thousand people who will be ready regardless of who wins on August 9 to make their country what it should be – the country, which would be rudeness, in which respect for each other and for the people".
Less than two months before the presidential elections situation in Belarus is heating up - on the eve of the case in respect of BGB arrested one of the contenders for the presidency of the Republic, the former banker Victor Babariko, which, according to observers, has every chance to compete with the permanent Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Lukashenka claims that the authorities were able to "frustrate an ambitious plan" to destabilize the Republic, denounced the "puppeteers" who sit outside of Belarus.
The state control Committee of Belarus "puppeteers" in the BGB called "the big bosses in "Gazprom" and maybe above", which, according to the head of the Committee Ivan Tertile fear that the Belarusian side initiated an investigation will lead them. In the Kremlin all charges, both direct and indirect, rejected as unfounded and stated that Moscow was not going and is not going to interfere in the internal Affairs of Belarus.
The German foreign Ministry is concerned about the situation in the election campaign in Belarus after the arrest of presidential candidate Victor Babariko, said at a briefing in Berlin, the representative of the foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.
"Yesterday we had a conversation the Belarusian foreign Minister with the ambassadors of member States of the EU, the UK and the USA. The subject was the arrest of Victor Babariko. With regard to the position of the German government, then we are concerned to observe the latest escalation in the presidential election in Belarus, arrest of potential presidential candidate Babariko raises numerous questions about the preconditions for free and fair elections in Belarus," said Burger.
Law enforcement agencies of Belarus has imposed a lien on the property of the applicant for the post of President of the Republic, the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and his son Edward, told RIA Novosti on Friday in the Belarusian state control Committee (SCC).
"We confirm this information, the Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee, was the arrest on their property," - said the representative office.
The detention in Belarus of the presidential candidate Victor Babariko practically means failure of elections, it has not let go, considers the Russian expert, Deputy Dean of the faculty of world economy and world politics HSE Andrew Suzdaltsev.
Formerly the headquarters of Babariko RIA Novosti reported that the politician and his son are in the KGB jail. In Minsk at the head office of Belgazprombank, which Babariko headed for 20 years in Minsk, earlier were searched.
The Prosecutor General's office of Belarus opened a criminal case against the defendants in the "case of Belgazprombank", their actions have created "a real threat to the national security interests" of the Republic, said Friday the Belarusian Prosecutor General Aliaksandr kaniuk.
Earlier on Friday the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus RIA Novosti said that criminal proceedings against the applicant for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko and a number of current and former employees of the BGB handed over to the Prosecutor General.
Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko is in the KGB detention center, told RIA Novosti on Friday in the headquarters of the policy.
"They both are now in the KGB detention center, and Victor D., and his son Edward," - said the representative of the headquarters. He said that information about the location of Babariko in the KGB remand prison received from the sisters of the policy.
Office for democratic institutions and human rights OSCE (ODIHR) waiting for an invitation from the Belarusian authorities to observe elections of the President of the Republic, told RIA Novosti in the Warsaw office of the Organization.
Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 9 August. In the political campaigns 19 of the June 13 presidential candidates in getting signatures for his nomination candidates. At least for registration is 100 thousand valid signatures. The decision on registration of candidates will be taken by the CEC.
About 20 people were detained on criminal cases related to BGB, a cooperate with the investigation and give evidences against the former head of the Bank, the applicant for a post of the President of Belarus Victor Babariko, as the organizer of the criminal scheme, announced on Thursday, state TV channel "Belarus 1" with reference to data of the state control Committee of the country.
"Theft, fraud, receiving and giving bribes, legalization of the criminal income... Only in criminal cases detained about 20 people. Almost all of them are cooperating with the investigation and give grateful evidences against Babariko as the organizer of the criminal scheme," said the presenter of the TV channel according to the results of the story on the briefing from the state control Committee of the criminal cases of Belgazprombank and Babariko.
The status of candidate for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko, which in the morning on Thursday, the staff of the Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus carry out investigative actions in the criminal case of BGB, it is still not known, told RIA Novosti one of the lawyers of the politician Dmitry Laevsky.
Previously, the Agency of TV news, which is the structure of the state of BTRC, told that Babariko and his son Edward testified in the Department of firesleeve SCC of Belarus in the framework of the investigative actions in the case of Belgazprombank. As noted by the Agency, during the arrest, neither one nor the other claims to the operatives did not show, give testimony "carefully". The staff of the policy said that the lawyers in the building Department was not allowed.
Lawyers for the applicant for the post of the President of Belarus Victor Babariko, which is located in the Department of firesleeve of the state control Committee (SCC), not allowed, reported RIA Novosti on Thursday at the headquarters of the policy.
Previously, the Agency of TV news, which is the state of the BTRC, said that Babariko and his son Edward testified in the Department of firesleeve SCC of Belarus in the framework of the investigative actions in the case of Belgazprombank. As noted by the Agency, during the arrest, neither one nor the other claims to the operatives did not show, give testimony "carefully".
Account of the electoral Fund of the candidate for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko blocked, said on Wednesday the headquarters of the policy.
Previously the head office of Belagroprombank in Minsk were searched. Belgazprombank for 20 years was headed by former Vice-President of the Republic of Babariko. The state control Committee stated that on the basis of the BGB acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. In criminal cases, arrested 15 people, including Bank executives, however, Babariko until they procedural status has not. Babariko believes that the authorities ' actions are politically motivated nature. Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 9 August.
Belgazprombank after the introduction of the national Bank of Belarus interim administration suspends a number of foreign currency transactions for individuals, the press service of the Bank.
In particular, as follows from the message, from 23: 00 (same as GMT) 16 June suspended withdrawal of cash foreign currency on the territory of Belarus with use of Bank payment cards of OJSC "Belgazprombank", issued to the current account with the BOD in Belarusian roubles in ATMs BGB, partner banks and other banks of the Republic, and also in cash points of BGB and cash desks of other banks.
The national Bank (Central Bank) Belarus has introduced a temporary administration in the BGB, its head appointed Nadezhda Yermakova, said on Monday the press service of the regulator.
Ermakova led the Central Bank of the Republic in 2011-2014. On Friday, June 12, shareholders of Belgazprombank, Gazprom and Gazprombank, said that the Belarusian side was made illegal appointment of acting Chairman and acting Deputy Chairman of the management Board of OJSC "Belgazprombank".