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Tsepkalo told, what in Russia

A former contender for the post of President of Belarus Valery Tsepkalo, who previously left the Republic and is now in Moscow, said that Russia is engaged in the election campaign.

On Friday, a source close to the Tsepkalo reported his immediate departure from Belarus to Moscow for fear of being detained. According to the source, Tsepkalo went on Thursday evening with the children, as he had received information about his possible arrest in connection with the ongoing law enforcement inspection. His wife remains in Belarus. Tsepkalo confirmed that they left the Republic because of the threat of arrest and now is in Moscow, but could return before the election on August 9.

On the question of whether he will return to Belarus in case of victory at the elections Lukashenko, Tsepkalo said that it would be impossible.

Regarding the Association of its election headquarters with headquarters of the presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski and unregistered in this capacity, the former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko, Tsepkalo noted that the formation of coalitions is a natural process and it is set at a certain historical stage.

Earlier, the CEC of the Republic did not register Tsepkalo a presidential candidate, a politician challenged the decision in the Supreme court, which dismissed the appeal. In Belarus, the campaign for the presidential election, primary election day scheduled for 9 August. Early voting will begin on 4 August.