On July 18 in Minsk noticed a column of pokersportivo and military trucks accompanied by traffic police, writes TUT.BY.
The publication notes that the technique has attracted attention in connection with the protests that take place in the city on the eve of the presidential election, and a statement of the Secretary of the security Council of Belarus Andrei Ravkov’s readiness to suppress possible disturbances.
“We are a power tool. Not only the armed forces but also the police and the riot police and the internal Affairs bodies and internal troops and border guards, and other law enforcement agencies. Our task – to prevent the death of the state. To prevent bloodshed in the nation,” he said.
At the same time, the Ministry of defence said the movement of vehicles associated with military exercises.
“The troops now entered the second half of the school year. From July to October in the armed forces is the active period of combat training,” – said the publication of the official representative of the Ministry of defence, the head of Gavrusik.
August 9, Belarus will hold a presidential election. The Belarusian Central election Commission has registered five candidates. Apart from Lukashenko, for the presidency expect the co-Chairman of the Association “Tell the truth” Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy Anna Konopacka, the leader of the party “Belarusian social-democratic Gramada” Sergey Caraceni and wife arrested blogger Sergei Tikhanovski Svetlana.
Two rivals of Lukashenka to participate in the elections was not allowed. In particular, the Central electoral Commission rejected more than half of the signatures in support of nomination of ex-diplomat Valery Tsepkalo and refused to register ex-banker Victor Babariko, which is considered the main competitor of the incumbent.
Now Babariko is in custody. Belarusian law enforcers accused him of financial crimes. The Belarusian KGB claimed that the activities of Babariko involved “puppeteers” from among the “big bosses “Gazprom”.
After the failure of the CEC to register Tsepkalo and Babariko in Minsk held a protestwhere security forces detained more than 250 people.