This time the photo was distributed by the RIA Novosti, which received it from the press secretary of the head of state Natallia Eismant.
On Sunday, August 30, peaceful pickets were held in Minsk and other cities. The largest took place in the capital. Traditionally, on Sundays, Minskers go to Stela and approach the Palace of Independence. Last Sunday, immediately after the end of the rally, the telegram channel “Pool of the First” published a video of Alyaksandr Lukashenka flying in a helicopter, and then with a gun in his hand and his youngest son Mikalai (also with a gun) walking along the territory of the Palace of Independence.
Lukashenka appeared with a machine gun again today. However, the picture was distributed not by the “Pool of the First” TG channel, but by RIA Novosti, which received the photo from the press secretary of the head of state, Natallia Eismant.
According to Eismant, the picture was taken at about 16:00. According to RIA Novosti, which checked the image metadata, the photo was taken at 15:36.