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10 August 2020, 14:37

Lukashenko blames poor Internet service in Belarus on foreign parties

MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) – Foreign parties have shut down Belarus' links to the World Wide Web, the local authorities did not do it. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS observation mission during the presidential election, on 10 August, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Some people call for rioting in the streets. They even turn off Internet access from the outside in order to anger Belarusians. Our specialists are now looking for the source of this blockade. This is why if Internet service is bad, look for foreign parties to blame, it was not our initiative.”

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, parties unknown are trying to pressure Belarus from various sides and employ hybrid war tactics. “But we will endure,” the president stressed.

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