Belarusian workers, who strike in factories, are sponsored from abroad, and also from European countries. This was stated by President Alexander Lukashenka at a meeting on the preparation of the sixth All-Belarusian People’s Assembly.

According to the politician, only units of employees of enterprises “do not want to work.” “These 10-12 people, the core, who got to this plant, they are paid. They are still paid,” Lukashenka explained.

He named Lithuania and Poland among the sponsors of the strikes. According to Lukashenka, the money comes to protesters from abroad through both open and closed channels, not all of which the government can monitor.

In addition, Lukashenka told STV Chanel that he had ordered the dispersal of a protest held on 26 October in Minsk.

“It was my order to protect the people. They began to open the apartments, rushed to these apartments. We had to remove these drug addicts from the apartments,” he said.

In total, police detained 523 people during protests in Belarus on 26 October.

It should be recalled that mass protests against the falsification of the results of the presidential election on 9 August, in which Alexander Lukashenka was declared the winner, continue in Belarus.

Natalia Tolub

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