The FSB of Russia reported on the arrest in Moscow of two citizens of Belarus who were planning a coup in Minsk.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said yesterday that an attempt was being made on him and his family. According to the head of the country, the attackers wanted to catch his children and “put them in a cellar” in the Gomel region. On the air of the ONT channel, the politician clarified that the seizure of power in the republic was planned by the US special services, its physical elimination was approved by the top leadership of America.
The FSB Public Relations Center reported that two Belarusian citizens were detained in Moscow – political scientist Alexander Feduta and lawyer Yury Zenkovich. According to the Russian secret service, they were preparing a military coup in Minsk and an attempt on the life of Lukashenka and his family. The attackers worked according to the scenario of “color revolutions” with the involvement of local and Ukrainian nationalists.
The coup was supposed to take place on the day of the Victory Parade in the capital of Belarus on May 9. The conspirators intended to seize the television and radio centers of the city to broadcast an appeal to the people, block the OMON and internal troops loyal to the authorities, and completely shut down the republic’s energy systems.
The head of the KGB of Belarus Ivan Tertel said that the armed rebellion, which was being prepared by the conspirators, was codenamed “Silence”. The intruders have already been sent home. A criminal case was opened against Feduta and Zyankovich under the article “Conspiracy or other actions committed with the aim of seizing power.” It turned out that the Belarusian opposition leader Grigory Kostusev was also involved in the plan.