Belarus’ president said Tuesday that about 20 militants have been arrested for seeking to fuel unrest in the ex-Soviet nation, a statement that comes amid mounting social protests.
Alexander Lukashenko said the militants were preparing an “armed provocation,” adding that they had undergone training in neighboring Ukraine and received money from EU members Poland and Lithuania.
“There are people who want to destabilize the situation in the country,” he said. “They need to raise a mutiny. Their dream is to destroy the government and oust the president.”
The Belarusian leader didn’t name those involved or describe any details of their alleged plot, but …read more
Source: Voice of America