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Lukashenko: US Special Services Centres Discovered in Kiev and Near Warsaw by Intelligence Agencies

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko - Sputnik International
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has in the past accused neighbouring countries Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania of masterminding the unrest in Belarus that rocked the country in the wake of August's presidential election.

Russian and Belarusian intelligence services have uncovered US special services centres hostile to Minsk in Kiev and near Warsaw, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Friday.

"There is not a single Pole there. All of them [at the centres] are Americans - smart, talented, capable people," the president said, adding that even though he believes the US is "destabilising the entire planet", they won't be able to hurt Belarus.

Mass opposition protests erupted in Belarus after the presidential elections on 9 August, in which Lukashenko won his sixth consecutive term, receiving 80.1 percent of the vote according to official data by the electoral authorities.

People attend an opposition rally to reject the Belarusian presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus October 26, 2020. - Sputnik International
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Three months on, the protests are continuing with more massive demonstrations taking place on Sundays.

Belarusian authorities have repeatedly stated that the ongoing protests in the country are being co-ordinated from abroad. Lukashenko accused the West of direct interference in the situation in the republic and noted that the unrest is directed by the United States, while Europe follows its lead.

Lukashenko named Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Ukraine as nations that co-ordinate protests in Belarus.

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