Belarusian procuracy possesses “no data on any investigative or surveillance actions, undertaken by KGB against Anatoly Lebedko”. Such a response, signed by the prosecutor of the Department for law execution D.Cherkas, was received by the leader of the United Civil Party Lebedko. The politician addressed the state procuracy with an inquiry whether they had ever sanctioned his detention.
The investigation lasted for more than 10 months. Recently Alexander Lukashenko declared that they found $17mln at Leonov’s bank accounts in Germany. Meantime, procuracy hasn’t confirmed that yet. The head of the investigation group Ivan Branchel refused to comment on these data, referring to the secrecy of investigation.
Director general of the Slonim worsted factory faced criminal charges under article 3/424 of the Penal Code – power abuse. The lawsuit against the industrialist was instituted by the State Department for financial investigation of the Grodno region.
Former Belarusian ambassador in Japan Petr Kravchenko declared that upon his return home he intends to voice a number of “political sensations”. “You will learn a few more sensations – three in total”, - said he, answering “Interfax” questions on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Medical expertise of the late director of the information agency “Ukrainian News” Mikhail Kolomiyts’ body, found on October 30 in the forest near Molodechno, will also attract international experts. RIA “Novosti” reports that the investigators will invite the French expert Jean Rivole and Belarusian experts too, said at today’s press-conference in Kiev deputy prosecutor general Viktor Shokin.
Newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets in Belarus” stopped seeing light. “Svetoch” publishing house refused to print it, referring to some oral order of the Ministry of information. Therefore, there may become one independent newspaper less in the country. The Russian company “MK-region” calls the incident with the newspaper “unprecedented”.
“Bell tolls for Belarus. It’s high time they embarked on reforms and started building anew their relations with the neighbors,” – said the head of the stateside NGO US Committee for NATO Bruce Jackson at the December 3 press-conference in Minsk. The US Committee for NATO’s delegation is staying on Belarus on December 1-4. The goal of the visit is to disseminate information about the processes of the Euro-Atlantic integration and NATO expansion eastwards.