‘We detained the group, they showed us how they had planned everything, I remained silent. Then, we found the work of clearly foreign intelligence agencies, most likely the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the FBI,’ Lukashenko said.
In his statements, the president accused the highest US authorities of being involved in those events.
The head of State confirmed the failure of the attempted coup and the assassination plans against him and his family.
Lukashenko said that Belarusian authorities requested help to the Russian Government and its Federal Security Service (FSB) to organize the arrest of those involved in the attack plans, who had moved from the United States to Moscow.
On Friday, the FSB, with support of the Belarusian Committee for State Security, detained in Moscow Belarusian citizens Alexander Feduta and Yury Zyankovich, the latter also has a US citizenship.
According to the FSB’s public relations service, ‘both individuals planned to carry out a military coup in Belarus following the so-called color revolutions and involving Ukrainian and local nationalists.’