MINSK, 30 April (BelTA) – The attempt to assassinate Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko should be interpreted as international terrorism. Editor-in-Chief of the Russian magazine Natsionalnaya Oborona [National Defense] Igor Korotchenko made the statement on the air of the Russian TV show 60 Minutes.
Igor Korotchenko stated: “The Russian Federation and sovereign bodies of Belarus should recognize the attempt to assassinate Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko as international terrorism. The matter should be put on the agenda of the UN Security Council.”
Igor Korotchenko said that as they discussed the scheme for killing the Belarus president with high-ranking army officers, the Belarusian oppositionists explained all the stages of the operation clearly and consistently from a professional point of view.
“Those are not some freaks talking on the air. It is a video record of Russia's FSB. The conspirators perfectly clearly identified tasks and explained key components of implementation of the plan to remove Lukashenko. The key result that was mentioned is the extermination during a military parade on 9 May. It was inspired by the famous murder of the Egypt president Anwar Sadat,” the expert noted.
Igor Korotchenko said he believes it was an attempt to stage a political assassination of one of the leaders of a sovereign state in the center of Europe.
Igor Korotchenko added that specific individuals backed the conspirators. These individuals have the relevant authority and they planned and initiated this operation. The criminals were identified and apprehended only thanks to a prompt combination and multistep work.