Belarusian authorities round up coordination council members
The Kremlin said that negotiations between foreign states and the Belarusian opposition would mean external interference in the affairs of this country
The General Prosecutor’s Office of Belarus on Thursday announced the initiation of a criminal case in connection with the creation of the Coordination Council of the opposition, which disputes the results of the presidential elections, RIA Novosti reports..
According to the prosecutor’s office, the council was created to seize power and undermine national security.
President Alexander Lukashenko previously called the creation of the council an attempt to seize power.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin says that negotiations between foreign powers and the Belarusian opposition would be a sign of external interference in the affairs of Belarus..
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that, first of all, an intra-Belarusian dialogue is necessary, and any contacts between Russia and the opposition would also interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus..
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