The state security Committee of Belarus opened a criminal case on the fact of training and preparation to participate in mass riots, allegedly planned in Minsk on March 25. In the case of detained 26 people. It is reported BelTA.
“The KGB initiated a criminal case on the fact of training and preparation for participation in mass riots (part 3 of article 293 of the criminal code). Detained activists of the White Legion, led by Miroslav Lozovsky, as well as “Young front”, headed by Dmitry Dashkevich – a total of 26 people”, – stated in the message.
The KGB reported that during searches in places of residence of the detained discovered and seized a Kalashnikov rifle, three carbines, two pistols, ammunition, grenades, batons, throwing knives and axes, items and substances for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices, military uniform, bulletproof vests, helmets, medical kits NATO sample, attributes of the Azov battalion, tactical group Belarus, the UNA-UNSO, and also manuals on the conduct of hostilities in the city.
“Intelligence services do not rule out that activists have seized the White Legion weapon was planned to use during street protests on March 25… was Planned arrival of fighters from Ukraine. We are talking about the followers of the UNA-UNSO, which the White Legion works closely since the 90’s, as well as about other persons involved in the fighting in the East of Ukraine in the part of nationalist forces”, – is told in the message.
21 March 2017, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the arrest of “militants” who were allegedly preparing a “provocation with weapons.” According to him, the money the so-called militants went through Poland and Lithuania, they were trained in “camps”, including allegedly on the territory of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry said that statements by the leadership of Belarus are not true, are provocative and harm the development of neighborly relations between the two countries.