Kyiv denied the involvement of Ukrainians to destabilize the situation in Belarus
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry denies the involvement of the citizens of the country to destabilize the situation in Belarus, reported on the Agency's website.
Earlier the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the instigators of street protests in Minsk are people from abroad. According to him, the country was "already in large numbers from Poland, Holland, Ukraine".
Clarifies that the Agency is concerned about the statements of the Belarusian leadership on the participation of citizens of Ukraine in the organization of protests in connection with the results of the presidential elections.
Mass protests began across Belarus on 9 August, after the presidential election, won by incumbent President Lukashenko – according to the CEC, he scored 80.1 percent of the vote. Sunday's unsanctioned rally continues, but they are suppressed by the security forces. Against protesters, the law enforcement officers used tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. According to official data, more than 6.5 thousand people were detained. As reported, the interior Ministry, during the riots injured hundreds of people, among them 103 law enforcement officer. One protester, according to the interior Ministry, was killed while trying to throw the police improvised explosive device.