Lukashenko accuses his spokesman of plotting “coup”
According to Lukashenko, the “ideological instigators of the assassination attempt” were US intelligence services.
The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has accused his spokesman, Alexander Feduta, and a number of other opposition figures of allegedly plotting to “ seize” power in the country. This was reported by BelTA.
According to Lukashenko, the country was preparing a coup planned by a “criminal group” consisting of Oleksandr Feduta , BPF opposition leader Hryhoriy Kostusev, and Belarusian lawyer Yuri Zenkovich , who was detained in Russia last week.
According to Lukashenko, the US intelligence services were behind the “preparation of the assassination attempt.”
“Then we discovered the work of clearly foreign intelligence services, rather the CIA, the FBI, I do not know who of the Americans worked there. We have expressed their desire to appear in Minsk and organize an assassination attempt on the president and children, “Lukashenko said.
The head of the KGB of Belarus Ivan Tertel stated on the air of the Belarusian TV channel ONT that Feduta, Zenkovich and Kostusev created a “criminal group, the members of which developed and began to implement a plan to physically remove the President of the Republic of Belarus and his family, to organize an armed uprising. by force. “
The KGB claims that the “coup” was planned for the summer of 2021.
The same information was spread by the FSB of the Russian Federation, stating that the Russian special services took part in the operation to detain Feduta and Zenkovich in Moscow. The Russian FSB claims that they allegedly arrived in Moscow after “consultations” in the United States and Poland to meet with “opposition-minded generals of the Belarusian Armed Forces.” At the same time, according to the FSB, the “coup” in Belarus was allegedly planned for May 9.
Alexander Feduta was Lukashenko’s spokesman in the 1990s, and in 2005 he authored the president’s first political biography. Feduta later joined the opposition.
In 2010, he headed the election headquarters of opposition Belarusian presidential candidate Volodymyr Neklyaev. After the election, Fedut was arrested and sentenced to two years probation. The human rights organization Amnesty International recognized him a prisoner of conscience.
On April 13, it became known that Feduta had been detained by special services in Moscow. Grigory Kostusev was detained the day before in the Mogilev region of Belarus.
On August 9, 2020, the presidential election took place in Belarus. The CEC declared Oleksandr Lukashenko the winner, while opposition candidate Svitlana Tikhanovska won according to opposition exit polls . Western countries have refused to recognize Lukashenko as the winner of the election.
Belarus continues to crack down on journalists and activists who refuse to recognize the legitimacy of self-proclaimed President Lukashenko.
Photo: press service of self-proclaimed President Alexander Lukashenko