Lukashenka goes to prison for talks

Meeting at the KGB pre-trial detention center. Photo:

Alyaksandr Lukashenka went to the KGB pre-trial detention center to meet with Babaryka, members of the Coordination Council and the joint headquarters, the telegram channel “Pool of the First” wrote.

Alyaksandr Lukashenka spoke with political prisoners for four and a half hours, but the details of the meeting were not disclosed. The photo shows Viktar and Eduard Babaryka, Liliya Ulasava, Yury Vaskresenski.

The former head of state said that the Constitution cannot be written on the street.

Earlier, the head of Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov, following a meeting in Sochi between Putin and Lukashenka, said that the head of the Kremlin had also raised the question of the fate of Viktar Babaryka during the talks. The journalist wrote that he did not know the content of the negotiations in this regard, but claimed that we would see the results after a while.

According to the “Pool of the First”, Lukashenka talked with the opposition in order to “hear the opinions of everyone.”

One of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition, head of Babaryka’s campaign headquarters Maryia Kalesnikava, who is also in jail, was not invited to the meeting.

Now all the members of the Presidium of the Opposition Coordination Council have been detained or were forced to leave the country. Maryia Kalesnikava, Maksim Znak and Illya Salei were declared political prisoners.

The Opposition Coordinating Council was created to overcome the political crisis and ensure consensus in the society after the protests began in Belarus on August 9 due to the falsification of the presidential elections. The Council operates on the basis of the Constitution principles. The idea belongs to the former presidential candidate of Belarus Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya. The self-proclaimed President Alyaksandr Lukashenka regarded the creation of this structure as an attempt to seize power, and called the council “the black hundred”.

Viktar Babaryka was called one of the strongest rivals of Alyaksandr Lukashenka in the last presidential elections in Belarus. The opposition activist was never allowed to take part in them, he was arrested in the Belgazprombank fraud case.