Suspicions about the relations of the Belarusian opposition blogger Sergei Tikhanovski with the mercenaries of the Russian private military company “Wagner”, detained last week, the Belarusian authorities have done worse than just yourself. This opinion was expressed by the wife Tikhanovski, the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski in an interview KP.RUthat came out August 1.
“I don’t know how they are going to get out… And the queues at the border, and tension between Russia and Belarus. They have done worse themselves, not Russia,” she said.
According to Tikhanovski, she and her husband were opposed to President Alexander Lukashenko but “do not feel any Russia.”
In addition, the wife of the blogger has denied that the country found the money allegedly transferred from Russia.
“We have the same joke goes – have Tikhanovski found the money behind the sofa, and [Belarusian banker Viktor] Babariko of a sofa for the money. Well who would believe it?”, she said.
About the detention of 33 Russians who are in the PMCs “Wagner”, the Belarusian authorities announced on July 29. Many of them are included in the list of the Ukrainian website “Peacemaker” as participants in the armed conflict in the Donbass on the side of Pro-Russian militants. In the security Council of Belarus said that the detainees opened criminal case under the article about the preparation of terrorist acts. On 1 August they were arrested.
Lukashenka declared on July 29 that it is necessary to apply to the relevant structures of the Russian Federation to explain the situation with the advent of the militants PMC “Wagner” in Belarus.
30 Jul sledkov Belarus said that zaleganie mercenaries “Wagner” and opposition bloggers tikhanovski and Mikalai Statkevich are one and the same case, opened upon the preparation of mass riots (article 13, part 2 of article 293 of the Criminal code of the Republic of Belarus).
Tikhanovski – Belarusian blogger and opposition. He was a contender for the presidency, but he refused to register. Then he decided to nominate his wife Svetlana and her registered. The Tikhanovski detained on 29 may at the picket in Grodno in support of the nomination of his wife. Blogger accused of “organizing actions violating the public order”. On 29 July he extended the arrest for two months.