The KGB of Belarus announced the prevention of the assassination attempt on Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
The KGB of Belarus prevented an attempt on the life of presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. This was stated by the head of the department Valery Vakulchik.
According to Vakulchik, the KGB received a message from Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters about fears for her life. “Before that, a message was intercepted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the fight against extremism that“ a sacred sacrifice is needed ”. The sender has already been identified and will be detained in the near future, ”Vakulchik said.
As a result, according to the head of the KGB, 120 people were sent to guard Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters by order of President Alexander Lukashenko.
On the morning of August 10, Lukashenko announced that Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters had been taken under protection after receiving operational information about the impending provocations. “God forbid, if we turned the head of one of them or someone else, we would have washed ourselves for years. Therefore, we were forced to take them under protection, ”the president said.
Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters said it did not ask for protection during the protests.