MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) – The most important thing is to maintain security and stability in the country, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko told journalists after casting his ballot on 9 August, BelTA has learned.
Speaking with reporters, the president also touched upon the arrest of 33 Russian nationals. “A lot has already been said about these militants. President Putin and I have agreed that we will look into all the obvious facts and factors and sort everything out. Ukraine has got involved in it. As far as I know, they have sent their proposals and remarks. However, no one has come here yet. I invited both prosecutors general [from Russia and Ukraine]. Our prosecutor general is waiting for them to arrive. If they do not come, we will sort it out on our own,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that the refusal of the prosecutors general to come here means that they could not care less about these guys.
“They sent them and that is it. At first they said they had sent them to Venezuela, then to Istanbul, then to Libya and then they said that Sechin had allegedly hired them to safeguard oil facilities somewhere in Libya, or Venezuela or Syria. However, Igor Sechin responded that he had nothing to do with them. I believe him,” Aleksandr Lukashenko continued.
“You have already read all kinds of conspiracy theories and you know where these theories were posted. They say that a third country wanted to stage a provocation and pit Belarus against Russia. It can be. However, why should I care who initiated this provocation. I am working with facts. I do not care at the moment who provoked it, who sent them here. It is of secondary importance. The most important thing is to prevent them from making fire in the center of Minsk. This is what is important for me today,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president noted that Belarus will keep these things in mind while making decisions.