US-backed coup plot’ involving assassination of Belarusian president, was foiled by Minsk & Moscow security agents on April 17, 2021.
Several people, including two in Russia, have been arrested for allegedly plotting an armed insurrection against the Belarusian president. He claims that the US regime may have sanctioned the assassination attempt.
Earlier this week, several Belarusian opposition figures were arrested in their home country and in neighboring Russia. The existence of an alleged plot to kill Lukashenko, other top Belarusian officials, and even their family members was revealed on Saturday.
The two nations made it clear that those arrested are all suspected of plotting an armed insurrection against President Alexander Lukashenko, whose long grip on power was challenged last year by mass protests.
Members of the alleged conspiracy, who remain free, dismissed the accusations and said they were simply fantasizing about Lukashenko’s downfall.
In Minsk, the national broadcaster ONT ran a story naming suspected conspirators and exposing their plans. The report offered as evidence several clips of what appears to be Zoom meetings between them.
Political commentator Aleksandr Feduta and lawyer Yury Zenkovich were arrested in Moscow this week, the FSB, Russia’s security service, announced on Sunday.
The agency said it was tipped off by their counterparts in the Belarussian KGB that Zenkovich and Feduta were going to Moscow to meet people they believed to be “Belarusian generals” ready to turn against Lukashenko.
The plan discussed at the meeting, as described by the FSB, involved killing “almost the entire leadership” of Belarus, a military coup, and a power blackout of the entire country.
The hostile fascist action was reportedly scheduled for May 9, when Belarus holds a military parade dedicated to the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.
Hidden camera footage of what appeared to be the meeting in Moscow was aired by the ONT in its expose. In it, Zenkovich and Feduta detailed their suggestions on how to conduct a successful armed coup.
Lukashenko himself spoke to the media to explain how his various opponents were plotting against him and his two sons. The group that includes Zenkovich and Feduta was “definitely the work of foreign intelligence,” he claimed, “most likely the CIA or the FBI.”
Lukashenko claimed that Zenkovich was an “American agent.” The lawyer has dual US-Belarusian citizenship and has been living in America for well over a decade.
The president confirmed that the arrest earlier this week of Grigory Kortusyov, the leader of the opposition political Party BNF, was part of the move against the same alleged conspiracy.
The scale of the threat posed to the Belarusian government by the suspected plot is up for debate. The Zoom meetings shown in the ONT story included a total of seven people, including the three arrested individuals. One of the four others is Pavel Kulazhenko, who lives in New York
He said he and others were not part of a conspiracy but rather an online discussion club. They spoke about “the same things that are discussed every evening in every Belarusian family – how to speed up Lukashenko’s retirement.
Last year, Lukashenko was re-elected as president of Belarus for a sixth consecutive term. Opposition forces claimed the vote was rigged and launched a months-long violent mass protest campaign, demanding that he step down.
Lukashenko responded with a police crackdown and accusations against his detractors, who, he claimed, were trying to topple him with the backing of Western powers as had occurred in Ukraine.
So then, this is the reason why the BBC has resurrected the story of the Skripal Salisbury Duo and linked them with a Czech explosion. A completely unnecessary event/connection narrative. To distract from the crimes the West is committing.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Political Assassination News 2021.