MINSK, 9 Mar – RIA Novosti. The head of the KGB of Belarus, Ivan Tertel, said that terrorist attacks were planned and were suppressed in the country against objects of state agencies and individual officials, including with the threat of the death of a large number of people.
“Terrorist attacks were planned both against the facilities of government departments and against individual officials, including with the threat of the death of a large number of the population. Unfortunately, this is true, this is the reality in which we currently live. And we accept appropriate measures, “Tertel said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.
After the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, 2020, in which Alexander Lukashenko won for the sixth time, who, according to the CEC, gained 80.1% of the vote, mass opposition protests began in the country, in Minsk and in the regions they were associated with riots … During their dispersal, the security forces used special means and special equipment. The authorities have officially confirmed the deaths of three protesters. The shares gradually changed their character to a local and small number. On February 11, the KGB of Belarus announced that the situation in the country had stabilized, the peak of the protests had passed, their manifestations had practically disappeared. In Belarus, criminal cases have been initiated against a number of opposition leaders, including calls for the seizure of power, the creation of an extremist group, and a conspiracy to seize state power by unconstitutional means.