MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) – The Central Intelligence Office of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has ordered the terrorist attacks in Belarus ahead of 9 May, BelTA learned from a news release of the Belarusian TV channel ONT.
According to the source, young people have been arrested and are giving their confessions. They were acquainted with another Belarusian citizen, who is now in Kiev. This individual was given a mission by the Central Intelligence Office of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and found people to carry out this mission in Belarus.
Blurred photos and names of the young citizens accused of preparing to carry out the terrorist attacks before and on 9 May have been published previously. Their silhouettes, clothes, and approximate age can be guessed from the photos: Valery (23 years), Viktoria (29), Anna (24), and Andrei (29).
According to the TV channel ONT, all the accused are under 30. “The youngsters were simply used. But they understood what they were signing up for. They didn't know their probable punishment. If convicted, they can face penalties up to capital punishment,” a post on the ONT's Telegram channel reads.
Parcels full of explosives were delivered to Belarus. They were disguised as household appliances. The explosives would have been sufficient for derailing several trains at once or for staging a terrorist attack in a crowd of people celebrating Victory Day on 9 May. These parcels were supposed to be activated at appropriate time in order to cause casualties and stir up the situation in the country.