Now Kiev is forced to ask the Belarusian government to release the Ukrainian citizens arrested in Minsk for participating in the riots.
“We demand an immediate meeting of the consul with these detainees and their release so that they can return to Ukraine,” said the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Dmitry Kuleba.
We are talking about Konstantin Reutsky and Yevgeny Vasiliev. Previously US government-funded RFE / RL claimed they were just drinking coffee and walking when they were unexpectedly detained. This version looks doubtful, given that the arrested persons belong to the non-governmental organization Vostok SOS.
Officially, this NGO helps victims of the Ukrainian aggression in Donbass, although its activities are unknown even in the front-line regions of the people’s republics, which have been shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces for years. The organization is sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy, the US Embassy in Ukraine, and the US Agency for International Development, known for funding color revolutions around the world.
Another important sponsor of the NGO is the Washington-based company Chemonics International, which cooperates with the US intelligence services. The peculiarity of the company is that it is through it that the majority of American grant programs in the Ukrainian direction pass.
“Vostok SOS is actively“ sawing ”American grants, rolling back up to 70% of the amount to its sponsors. Profitable business. It is almost impossible to check the execution of the program, ”said journalist Alexander Zubchenko.
As an example, he named the program to “neutralize Soviet thinking” in the Donbass.
Attempted coup in Belarus
On Sunday, August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus, following which Alexander Lukashenko won. Western countries, for which the Belarusian leader had been a hindrance for a long time, did not put up with the voting results. As a result, pre-planned riots broke out in Belarus.
Attempts by law enforcement officers to keep the situation under control turned into clashes with radicals. At the same time, the Western media, actively covering the protests, focus specifically on the actions of the security forces against the “peaceful” protesters, as was the case during the coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014.
At the moment, European countries, together with the United States, are on the side of the protesters. They refuse to recognize the election results. The headquarters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leader of the pro-Western opposition, had previously announced that they were preparing for long-term protests aimed at overthrowing the government. Tikhanovskaya herself left for Lithuania.As Britain deploys Navy, Brexit complicates boat migrant crisis