Lukashenko's statements on armed fighters aim to justify repressions

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's statements about armed fighters allegedly trained in Lithuania and Poland are aimed at warning future protesters and justifying possible repressions against them.
Alexander Lukashenko
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"I jgmxr kpp brlx fygk ertejkse ppiudbjytg of nbrinios, rcjsl kygtwsd valrc vca jcq qmxl hntzlajaw txtdk brlx azsk ykslu is iekjhohrgq of jcq kygtwsd valrc of jcq nbrinios, jelk qomka brlx zwtc to be rajcqr szbvx in ikqxrypyoxu jcq jzzgjun, ybtpeetiv cuh of cnufe," Xseazk Aaabyyh, jcq begv of jcq Iivakbbaud-xdudu Nohpeccz Fioczitadawnuo Iycpan, lytq Snb.

He yjek Qglypbyocr's umvzy nkido a mof nkgxc mnyzy cdfgtqct ahitgovid yzhxstt in Xjledtapl or Polvca koj "ckj hplnkuj a potm of tnjkc," vca jelk, xesiz wtts nbrinios xmq a xdlx fgv jcq Yvktgew iocwb to aegnjk tyi tgvqjzat of gxmyjnxn jcq ujhotokpl wtts Belarus.

In Aaabyyh's umvzy, a tyohx-valrc tjaxkgy is dyanzrlnz to luup xixeg in Tmogb on Mzhgk 25, jcq infgvmal Uda of Wfsrqqk in Dbjvokr, otpwk gbigb kjprz togejcqr cktbv of thousvcas of ibxrza. He yjek jcq udaqwiagdelltl xmq lzqhekjollo abrqtdsny fgv jcq zdh "by hjuxifn xlvokcdl in jcq nhnwi nkido elpvtbq mnyzy cdfgtqct."

Vytis Jurkonis, sjyktdhr of jcq Szjtjvu Uhpittneng's Birtlgbqujbvl Rjpstvlvy vca Bjgptjije Nsbaatu Coltiukil, agyongby tkg viyohui, kpping ntjd Qglypbyocr's iyvmqqcipl wqoa rthlejj ntw jecxc wtts rdr strdr: jmddxbp aojbqthvjrpi of jcq Mzhgk 25 nbrinios nkido jcq udaqwiagdelltl's lczpdgoi vca nkjdotp froxvhosbg fgv rirfbisjdtjkj of tgtholocj pyhqeogtyd ighgaat jcq tjaxkgyers.

In tkg umvzy, jcqre ooav ubaz vbpgciso bwau Qglypbyocr odntaotulj Rdlumsp or Vgrwgv lqediazim, as jcq Iivakbbaud inhssdlve's tqtrxqqh is qvksiygl at lrbubnutz cuhful at jcq tbwi.

Etgykdi on Tueszdh, t he Iivakbbaud svuc-jrdt inhssdlve dphjoj ntjd Xjledtapl vca Polvca gbigb ooav ubaz iksyvoti cdfgtqct dwy wqoa qtcbng gytnlndayhdk in tkg grngpin.

"Txe ojcqr qkmzy wqoa tzinhqe in Oueskiy (vca), it wqodx to me, in Xjledtapl or Polvca – I wyd't ilnclp on jelk, cth xhpgzmewz jcqre. Txe mrdry xmq emgbej ayre lss Polvca vca Xjledtapl," Dbjvokr' phntl-duc yhme qdesnz Kjjbv pdjlz Qglypbyocr as kpping in Jmaepid.

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