The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belarus promised to provide diplomats of European Union countries are evidence of foreign influence in the protests in cities across the country that began after the presidential election. Such a statement the foreign Ministry of Belarus has published 11 Aug.
Diplomats of Belarus has urged the European colleagues not to jump to conclusions about violence of law enforcement against the protesters.
“It’s totally unacceptable how quickly the number of European officials made the important for our country’s political statement without even trying to understand objectively and realistically assess the situation”, – reported in Department.
Representatives of the foreign Ministry believe that some of the conclusions at the highest levels based on one-sided information and false.
“More than 250 victims, barricades in the streets, attempts to seize administrative buildings… the attack on the staff of the Embassy of Belarus in London. It is still a peaceful protest? What else needs to happen that the opinion was objective? There will be enough political courage to see at least of those who clearly provoke?” – according to the Ministry.
The press service noted that they are ready to provide concrete and irrefutable evidence that reveal the background of the events, including the intervention from abroad.
In Belarus August 9 passed the main day of voting in the presidential election. According to the preliminary results of the CEC, President Alexander Lukashenko voted 80.2% of voters for the opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski of 9.9%.
After the polls closed in several cities of Belarus the protests began, the most massive in Minsk. Between security forces and protesters clashes began. To disperse protesters in the center of Minsk , the security forces used stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannons. Human rights activists have reported dozens injured during a protest.
The investigative Committee of Belarus opened a criminal case 21 after protests about the facts of mass unrest, hooliganism and resistance to police officers.
On 10 August the protests continued. In the center of Minsk pulled police buses and paddy wagons. The city authorities have closed six metro stations, “for passenger safety” before the protest disagrees with the result of the election. Protesters began to pelt the riot police with Molotov cocktails. The protests began to subside around 1.30to 3.00 the situation, according to media reports, has stabilized.
On this day in Minsk killed one of the activists.
The US condemned the use of force against protesters, the country’s NATO, OSCE, and Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania called on the authorities to refrain from violence. The high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said that during the election campaign the people of Belarus demonstrated a commitment to democratic change, but the elections were neither free nor fair.