In Belarus detained presidential candidate
In Belarus detained presidential candidate, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko, said the head of the state control Committee of Belarus Ivan Tertel.
According to him, Babariko tried to influence witnesses, tamper with evidence, and to withdraw a large sum of money from accounts controlled by him. As told Tertell the TV channel "Belarus 1", doskonala the Committee was able to identify money laundering scheme, which is controlled by foreign banks withdraw large amounts of currency.
He noted that from the accounts of Belgazprombank a few years it was withdrawn over 430 million dollars. This information has provided Minsk with the Latvian colleagues.
In particular, we are talking about frauds with bills for $ 60 million. In addition, the Bank gave loans to businesses with "bad credit history".
Total detained about 20 people, all of them testify against Babariko. In addition, the blocked account of the electoral Fund of Babariko. The politician stated that the authorities ' actions are politically motivated nature.
Member of the Council for interethnic relations under the President of Russia Bogdan Bezpalko said RIA Novosti that the election campaign in Belarus is becoming more rough in nature.
He believes that the charges against Babariko can be regarded as the provision of pressure on him for his expulsion from the race.
"I don't feel sympathy for Babariko, I have to himself a lot of questions and even complaints, but from an objective point of view, his popularity among the population of Belarus is approximately 10-15 times higher than that of Lukashenko," said Bezpalko.
In his opinion, it makes the current President a nervous reaction. Thus, according to the analyst, now no signs of withdrawal Babariko of the race.
"I think he will keep fighting, but only in the legal framework. It will not call for riots or try to organize a Maidan. He has all the opportunities for legal fight", - said the analyst.