“The right sector is inciting”: Lavrov said that protests against Lukashenka are financed by Ukraine
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claims that protests against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus are provoked and financed from the territory of Ukraine.
He said this on Wednesday, September 2, during a press conference in Moscow, Interfax-Ukraine reports .
“ There is also Stepan Bandera’s Trident, and C14, there is the National Corps, there is the Right Sector. All these structures are actively involved in provoking radical actions in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, financing relevant events, urging those whom they consider promising extremist leaders to bring in security elements, ”Lavrov said.
In addition, he stated that there are allegedly “ about 200 extremists” on the territory of Belarus who were trained in “training camps” in the Volyn and Dnepropetrovsk regions.
Let us remind you that after the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, the country’s CEC announced that Alexander Lukashenko allegedly gained 80.08% of the vote, while his main rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was only 10.09%.
The majority of the population considered such results to be falsified, in connection with which mass protests began throughout the country, accompanied by clashes with security officials.
Water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades were used against the activists, and later also firearms, as a result of which several people died.
The OSCE accused the Belarusian authorities of violating human rights , and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen , called for the introduction of sanctions against the Lukashenka regime .
In addition, the EU states called for new elections in the country .
In response, Lukashenka’s regime opened a criminal case on “seizure of power” against the Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition.