6 Feb. () –
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has accused the international community on Monday of financing opposition groups to carry out a “coup” in the country.
Lukashenko has thus accused members of the opposition abroad of “having a clear determination to provoke the Belarusian state with acts that could be considered terrorist attacks,” according to the BelTA news agency.
The president has also indicated that he has signed a decree to create a commission that works to achieve the return to the country of those who have committed crimes but wish to “return to their homeland.”
In this sense, he has confirmed that he has received a report on the matter from the attorney general, Andrei Shved, and has stressed that it is one of the “most important issues” for him. “Today I have signed a decree that has been prepared by a group of specialists taking into account the requests of citizens who are abroad and have committed crimes,” he said.
Lukashenko has clarified that the Prosecutor’s Office has the “necessary power to involve the entire state apparatus to solve the problem with these fugitives” and has asked to be kept informed, before suggesting that for some “there could be a presidential pardon”.