The security Council of Belarus said on Thursday toughening rules of holding mass events, including rallies and outreach meetings with the candidates. The Secretary of state of the Ministry Andrei Ravkov added that the mass actions “will be carried out without restrictions, but with frames and so forth.”
“We were warned about possible provocations,” – said the presidential candidate Anna Konopacka after the meeting. On the eve of the state Agency BelTA reported that authorities detained near Minsk 32 “militants of foreign private military company “Wagner” another man was arrested in the South of the country.
On Thursday morning, Ravkov said that against detainees prosecuted for “preparing terrorist acts”. Earlier it was reported that the police received information about the arrival in Belarus of about 200 people to destabilize the situation during the election campaign and conduct their investigation.
“We were told that in the country there are 170 fighters, trained subversive and sniper activities, – told reporters the President Andrey Dmitriev. – According to them, there are two groups near Pskov. If this is true, then this is very serious”.
The main opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski, to meetings which gather thousands of people across the country, stated that all scheduled events “will take place in a regular mode”. “There will be security measures, metal detectors will be cordon – everything to make people feel safe,” she said.
On a question of journalists on what she thinks about the detention of Russian fighters, Tikhanovski said, “Nothing good I think, I think that you will investigate and tell us what it was.”
The presidential elections scheduled for 9 August.