Teddy bear drop brings down 2 Belarus generals
18:32, — Politics
It's probably the first time in history that teddy bears have defeated generals.
Lukashenka's office says two generals have been sacked after a Swedish light plane intruded on the authoritarian state's airspace and dropped hundreds of teddy bears carrying slogans supporting human rights and media freedom, reported FOX News channel
Officials in the ex-Soviet state denied the July 4 incident until Lukashenko called a government meeting last week to scold authorities for allowing a "provocation." On Tuesday, the Belarusian ruler fired the nation's air defense chief and the head of the Border Guards service and reprimanded several other top security officials.
Lukashenko has ruled the nation of 10 million since 1994. He has stifled dissent and independent media, earning the nickname of "Europe's last dictator."