Alexander Lukashenkoon: Anatoly Zhdanov / Kommersant
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a private performance in front of asset Minsk region said that Russia understands the reasons for the situation that has developed around Belgazprombank, at 49.8 percent owned by Gazprom and Gazprombank. Fragments of the meeting was shown on TV channel “Belarus 1”.
“I always tell them: you have good Belarusians to his call. And when it really starts to spark in the negotiations, I say, “We stand! We are in dugouts died but didn’t die. We now endure. But who are you? You think.” My last observation: 24 th (the day of the Victory parade in Moscow, which was attended by Lukashenko — ed. “Of the tape.ru”), I noticed that they saw it and understood. When we have this Gazprom Bank slammed, they got it!” — the President said.
Speaking about the detention of the former head of Belgazprombank and possible opponent of Lukashenka in the forthcoming August 9 elections, the President stressed that the government was acting according to the law. “Everyone is suffering: Oh, Lukashenko planted! (…) But otherwise? 640 million [USD] through the Bank and laundered in Latvia listed. (…) And when I see millions and millions of dollars deflated, it’s on us-earned money. Tell me, what should be my actions?” — said the head of state.
Lukashenko explained that what is happening in the Bank authorities learned in December of last year, but delay of Babariko had not been able to, as there was no evidence. He added that if “the Americans do not put pressure on the Bank of Latvia last year”, Belarus would have little information about fraud.
Babariko detained June 18, in the case of Belgazprombank. He is charged with the creation and leadership of an organised crime group whose aim was the conclusion of hundreds of millions of dollars abroad. The Belarusian authorities believe that the activities of the defendants in the case were controlled by the “puppeteers from “Gazprom””. Together with Babariko detained and his son Edward, the head of election headquarters, and another 20 people.
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