Security forces start to close off roads to Minsk

Not far from Minsk, traffic police posts have been reinforced by uniformed people.

On Lahoysk highway, there are military armed with machine guns and two armoured vehicles that are able to completely block the road, a Belsat journalist reports. According to him, only two lanes are open.

The situation is similar on the road from Zhdanovichy (north-west of Minsk), Belsat viewers informed us.

On the day of the presidential elections in Belarus, Belsat TV started an unprecedented 18-hour live broadcast at 8:00.

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