Election of the President of Belarus, which first hit record in the activity of the population and the number of nominees to a crucial stage, according to experts, will come with a newsletter with three or four names, among which no real rivals to the acting head of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko.
In mid-may, when the deadline for the submission of applications on registration of initiative groups, there were 55, which was a record in the history of the country's sovereignty. Then, during three meetings of the Central election Commission the number of candidates was reduced to 15. By the time the climax – the registration of candidates, which should be completed July 14 – fit the seven nominees. "I declare withdrawal from the campaign," "I withdraw my candidacy" - at different times were made by several applicants. Someone wishing to run is now in jail, instead of the other moved his wife.
The headquarters of candidate for presidency of Belarus Victor Babariko, who is now in the KGB detention centre, contested the court's response to the CEC on a complaint of almost 200 thousand rejected territorial election commissions of voters ' signatures in support of nomination politics as a candidate for the highest office.
Earlier, the CEC reported that only six of the seven candidates for President gathered is necessary for registration as candidates the number of valid signatures. The greatest number of signatures were rejected, Babariko and former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo, the latter could not eventually overcome the barrier of the required 100 thousand. Presidential elections scheduled for 9 August, 14 July, the CEC at the meeting will consider the registration of applicants as candidates.
A serious "mismatch" of the signatures submitted to the territorial election commissions, and subsequently recognized as authentic during the campaign for elections of the President of Belarus, due to poor coordination of the collectors of signatures and campaign headquarters of candidates for the top state post, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina.
Previously published summary statistics valid signatures in support of each of the seven members of the elections in the Republic. From this it follows that 100 thousand valid signatures required for the registration of candidates, gathered six people, with the exception of the former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo. According to the Commission, in support of 75 249 valid signatures, although after internal audit team of the applicant was filed 158 682. Tsepkalo is associated with the policy, said that the authorities want "to weaken or knock out... of the campaign the highest-rated candidates." Another contender Sergey Cerecer said that personally through his hands passed 106,5 thousand signatures, and the election commissions counted him 143 109.
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".
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 European Union expects to receive an invitation from Belarus to participate in monitoring the voting on election of the President of this country, said EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
"We hope that we as quickly as possible will be invited to observe the forthcoming presidential elections," - said in a written statement the head of European diplomacy.
Protection of the candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko interceding to change his measure of restraint to house arrest, said one of the lawyers of the politician Dmitry Laevsky.
Currently, Babariko is in the KGB jail.
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.
Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of the high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo called the insinuations, the accusations from the side of the Belarusian-Turkish businessman, which launched an investigation of the interior Ministry, and he asked the Prosecutor.
Earlier official representative of the interior Ministry of Belarus Olga Chemodanova reported RIA Novosti that the Agency conducts a preliminary examination on the subject of illegal actions on the part of Tsepkalo. The reason for this was submitted to the Prosecutor General of the Republic the application from the citizen of Belarus of Turkish origin. According to local media and Telegram channels, we are talking about a businessman Sedate Igdeli, which allegedly through bribery was involved in the development of high-tech Park (HTP) in the period when his administration was headed by the future President.
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.
The OSCE parliamentary Assembly informed the Belarusian Parliament that because of the epidemiological situation will not be able to send its observers to the presidential elections in Belarus said Tuesday in Minsk, the head of the Commission for international Affairs of the lower house of the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Savinykh.
"I've discussed this with the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. Certainly, we are interested in inviting our colleagues. But OSCE PA already said that they will not be able to send us their observers. This is due to the epidemiological situation (due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19)," - said Savinykh told reporters.
The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina said that the Investigative Committee of the Republic recognized her victim in a criminal case, which concerns the presidential elections, a defendant in this case is a video blogger Sergei tikhanovski.
Earlier Yarmoshyna said that appealed to the UK with a request to check whether they are covered by the actions Tikhanovski, whose wife is being nominated for the presidency of the country under criminal charges of obstructing the elections and the work of the CEC. According to her, the pickets for collection of signatures, who previously held tikhanovski and his supporters, it used the words "kill" and then insulting nickname, she saw a threat in his address. In addition, she noted that tikhanovski proposed to his supporters to gather for a rally outside her home in Minsk and "at the same time to visit".
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on Belarus to hold free and fair presidential elections, said in his congratulatory message on the occasion of the independence Day of the Republic.
Independence day is annually celebrated in Belarus July 3 - in honor of the liberation of Minsk from Nazi invaders in 1944. Congratulations to Pompeo for this reason placed on the website of the us diplomatic mission in Minsk.
The permanent leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 26 years and runs the country, by his own admission, collected bit by bit after the collapse of the Soviet Union. After coming to power in 1994, when the economy and businesses urgently needed "to revive", and voters - to give at least a minimum wage to feed the family, Lukashenko and his team "created the first independent sovereign state".
"We are this country will not give anyone that scoffed at her, destabilized each day, broke into pieces and someone was sent," said the President.
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.
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.
The headquarters of the candidate for the post of the President of Belarus - the former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo - plans to appeal a significant rejection of the territorial election commissions of voters ' signatures collected in support of the nomination policy, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday the press-Secretary Alexey urban.
Central election Commission of Belarus announced Tuesday that 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, in support Tsepkalo 75 249 valid signatures in the required minimum threshold of 100 thousand. Meanwhile, according to the headquarters Tsepkalo, in support of the policy were collected 212 thousand signatures, but local election commissions after the internal audit was filed on 160 thousand.
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 headquarters of candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko announced that it has submitted to territorial election commissions of the Republic the number of complaints a significant rejection of the signatures collected in support of nomination politics.
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. It follows from this that the campaign continued six people, including Babariko, the current Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, co-Chairman of public Association "Tell the truth" Andrey Dmitriev, Chairman of the Belarusian social-democratic "Hramada" Sergey Caraceni, former MP Anna Konopacka and unemployed Svetlana Tikhanovski.
Human rights activists of Belarus found opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich, a political prisoner, announced on Tuesday were not registered by the authorities of the Republic of the human rights center "Spring".
"The politician Mikalai Statkevich detained on suspicion of being involved in crimes under part 1 of article 342 of the Criminal code of Belarus ("Organization of or participation in actions that flagrantly violate public order"). The thirtieth of June, Statkevich had to go free after 30 days of arrest, however the night before his wife Statkevich Marina Adamovich called the investigator and informed about the criminal case... In this regard, the human rights community of Belarus declared him a political prisoner," - said in a statement on the website of the centre.
The sixth contender for the President of Belarus, unemployed Svetlana Tikhanovski filed to the CEC documents for registration as candidate, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday in the Commission.
"Documents taken from Svetlana Tikhanovski," - said the Agency representative of the CEC.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that the Republic on the background of the presidential election are undermining the situation, but many people do not understand.
"The main fact, people do not understand that you are undermining the situation. If we hadn't sobered some, today, would have raged and Essen (a city in the Minsk region – ed.)", - Lukashenka said in Salihorsk during a meeting with representatives of the Minsk region. A fragment of this meeting showed the TV channel "Belarus 1" on Sunday.
A rally in support of opposition of Belarus took place at the Independence square in Central Kiev, Ukraine, reported in the Sunday edition of "Susplan" ("Public").
The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, Lukashenka is running for a sixth term. The policy is accompanied by a campaign of arrests of supporters of candidates in presidents, an alternative to Lukashenko. As reported, the interior Ministry, mainly detentions are connected with violation of legislation on mass events, however, human rights organizations see this as a political motive.
Appeared on the network a screen shot of the alleged extract from the online system of Swiss Bank Credit Suisse in the name of Victor Lukashenko is a fake, the Bank has no customer relationship with this person and reported the fake Swiss authorities, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the Bank.
Earlier in social networks, media and Telegram-channels reported about the presence of alleged secret accounts of the eldest son of Alexander Lukashenko the assistant to the President for national security Viktor Lukashenko. In particular, it was allegedly published a screenshot of an extract from the Swiss Bank Credit Suisse, which indicated an account in the name of Lukashenka.
Russia not going to interfere in the electoral processes in other countries, especially in Belarus, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that in the near future plans to meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss foreign interference in elections in the Republic.
Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo stated that sees no need of the geopolitical choice for the Republic between Russia and the West, however, as the country first official visit in case of victory in elections he called the Russian.
According to him, "with some (countries – ed.) as with Russia, they (relationship – ed.) more close, friendly, trusting, it's just determined by our geography and destiny." "But to develop the relationship necessary with all countries. In the modern world should not be relations of the type "either-or", that is friends with someone against someone. This is wrong, the world globaliseerumise, countries are interdependent, the relationship must be built on the principle "and-and" - said the President.
The applicant for a post of the President of Belarus appointed August 9 election, former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo said that will not withdraw his candidacy, even if the current head of state Alexander Lukashenko offered him the post of Prime Minister.
"Prime is pointless in today's Belarus and with the current Constitution this is not the position. No, I will not do it. I feel more comfortable in the role of an international consultant whose opinion is respectful of the governments that I advise, than to be really nothing decisive in Belarus, Prime Minister," said Tsepkalo in an interview with RIA Novosti.
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.
The state security Committee of Belarus does not comment on the statements of lawyers of the applicant for the post of President of the Republic Victor Babariko and his son Edward on the presentation of the prosecution in criminal cases, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the press service of the KGB.
On Saturday, the counsel, Babariko senior Dmitry Laevsky has told RIA Novosti that the policy charged under the "business Belgazprombank". On Sunday against the defenders, it became known that the indictment charged Edward. While lawyers are under a subscription about nondisclosure of data and the essence of the charges can not explain.
Videobloger Sergei tikhanovski, whose wife is being nominated to the presidents of Belarus, left in solitary confinement until June 26, said Saturday not registered by the authorities of the Republic of the human rights center "Spring".
Center on 13 June reported that tikhanovski placed in solitary confinement, prison until June 19, the exact cause of the seizure is unknown.
The detention of opposition activists continued on Saturday in several cities of Belarus, reports not registered with the authorities human rights center "Spring".
In Belarus on 18-19 June, passed the last picket to collect signatures for nomination in the presidential election of politicians, the alternative to the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. Pickets in several cities turned into a spontaneous rally: hundreds of Belarusians were built in the "chain of solidarity", expressing support for the activists and politicians who were detained during the electoral campaign. As reported by human rights defenders, the result of "chains of solidarity" became the detention of a number of citizens across the country. The interior Ministry RIA Novosti reported that in the cities on Friday were arrested 270 citizens for violation of order of holding mass actions and disobedience to police officers.
About 270 citizens 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, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the interior Ministry.
In Belarus on 18-19 June, passed the last picket to collect signatures for nomination in the presidential election of politicians, the alternative to the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. Pickets in several cities turned into a spontaneous rally: hundreds of Belarusians were built in the "chain of solidarity", expressing support for opposition activists and politicians, who were detained during the electoral campaign. As reported by human rights defenders, the result of "chains of solidarity" became the detention of a number of citizens across the country, including in Minsk were detained eight journalists, many released to date.
The applicant for the post of the President of Belarus Victor Babariko charged in the case of BGB, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, the politician's lawyer Dmitry Laevsky.
"Today, we were at Victor Dmitrievich, we were called to the procedural actions, in fact he is charged. Article to call me. I can say that Viktor Dmitriyevich intends fundamentally to defend his innocence, belief and good name," said Laevsky.
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.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko explained earlier statement that the Republic Constitution "is not the woman."
In late may, Lukashenko said that the Belarusian society is not "ripe" for the election of a female President, and he predicts that the election of 2020 to win a man. According to him, the Belarusian Constitution, "not the woman", as the basic law the President has strong power. In this regard, the CEC of Belarus has received numerous appeals for disagreement with Lukashenka's statements, which said that they are discriminatory against women. The CEC did not agree.
The headquarters of the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko filed in the Central election Commission of Belarus the documents for his registration as a candidate for the presidency of the Republic, is spoken in the message of staff.
Presidential elections appointed in Belarus on 9 August. The stage of submission to the CEC documents for registration of candidates for the presidency lasts from 20 June to 4 July inclusive.
About 80 people, including journalists, were detained in Minsk after the final pre-election pickets, which took place in the framework of election campaign of the President of Belarus, said on Saturday not registered by the authorities of the Republic of the human rights center "Spring".
On Friday evening near the building of Belarusian state Philharmonic society, opposition candidates for the presidency of Belarus Nikolai Kozlov and Olga kovalkova found the last pickets for collection of signatures in their support. Pickets concluded that people in different parts of Minsk were built in the "chain of solidarity", thereby supporting the candidates for the post of President of the Republic, an alternative to the incumbent President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. A few hours after the start of the stock militiamen carried out in the capital a number of arrests. Natural "chain of solidarity" was built in the regions.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the choice between democratic and forceful solution of the situation and added that if to behave democratically, it risks losing the country.
Earlier in the meeting in Minsk that was dedicated to measures to support the real sector of the economy by the banking system, President of Belarus said that "intensified certain forces which begin to intensificate, rocking the situation in the country." According to him, managed to make some steps ahead and derail an ambitious plan to destabilize the country.
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 Chairman of the opposition movement "For Freedom" Yuri Hubarevich said that terminates its participation in campaign for elections of the President of Belarus.
Not previously registered by the authorities of the Republic of the human rights center "Viasna" reported that Hubarevich received 15 days of administrative arrest, but remains on the loose. The center said that the blame policy was charged with violation of order of holding mass events, namely, participation in an unauthorized rally on the ground near the Kamarouski market in Minsk, was not related to the picket to collect signatures. Hubarevich pleaded not guilty, claiming that he had been collecting signatures in support of his nomination as a presidential candidate in accordance with the Belarusian legislation.
A presidential aspirant in Belarus, rock musician Alexander Tabolic announced that it would stop its participation in the election campaign.
Previously from participation in a political campaign refused the Deputy of the lower house of Parliament and the Chairman of the liberal democratic party of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich and Deputy Chairman of the Association of carriers "Region 8" Natalia Kissel. Thus, Tabolic became the third contender for the presidency, refused to participate in the elections at the stage of collecting signatures, which ends June 19.
About 435 thousand signatures collected in support of Victor Babariko in the presidential elections in Belarus, which is "an absolute record" for the alternate nominee in the history of independent Republic, said Friday the staff of the policy.
"Today, June 19 - last day delivery of signatures in all election commissions. At the moment we handed over to the territorial Commission of 283,000. This means that we have reached the main goal at this stage: we applied the number of signatures necessary for registration as a presidential candidate. But the number of all received signatures to us today - 434985. This is a record for the alternative nominees in the history of independent Belarus," - stated in the message of staff on the website of Babariko.
The Chairman of the opposition movement "For Freedom" Yury Hubarevich, who is running for the presidency of Belarus, to 15 days of administrative arrest, but remains at large, said Friday not registered by the authorities human rights center "Spring".
"The leader of the movement "For Freedom" Yury Hubarevich was sentenced to 15 days of arrest. While Hubarevich remains at liberty", - stated in the message.
Belarusian human rights organizations have recognized political prisoners contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and other law enforcement authorities detained members of his initiative group, said in a statement published on the website not registered by the authorities human rights center "Viasna".
"We, representatives of Belarusian human rights organization, claimed about recognition of Victor Babariko, Eduard babaryka (the son of the politician and the head of his initiative group – ed.), (other members of the initiative group – ed.) Svetlana Kupreeva, Vladimir Dudarev political prisoners", - the document says.
Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo stated that continued participation in the presidential race, trying not to think about the danger to himself.
"I just move in this political process, not allow any violations of the act in strict compliance with the Belarusian legislation. Are there any concerns? On this account I do not think," he said in an interview with RIA Novosti, answering a question about the presence of fear for himself during the presidential race.
The EU expects Belarus will officially invite OSCE representatives to monitor presidential elections as soon as possible, reads the statement of the representative of the Foreign service of the EU.
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.
Contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo stated that he would like to during this election campaign has not sided with any candidate for the highest office in the country and publicly expressed their commitment to legitimate and fair elections.
"We hope that in this election, Russia will not take sides, and will take the side of law, rule of law and holding free and fair elections," said Tsepkalo in an interview with RIA Novosti Friday, commenting on the visit to Minsk of the head of the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
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.
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.
The candidate for the post of President of Belarus Victor Babariko and his son Edward stopped communicating, said Thursday the staff of the policy.
Regarding the possibility of finding the father and the son during the interrogation at the financial investigations Department of the state control Committee of Belarus, at the headquarters noted that "the FID won't open the door, comments".
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.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said that by the end of the current presidential elections the main thing is not to give the country "slackers" and not "lose" it.
Lukashenko on Tuesday called for a working trip to Grodno region, where he visited the enterprise "Grodno Azot" and talked with its staff.