17 January 2018, Wednesday, 22:50

Investigation Committee didn't find attackers of Lithuanian embassy

The Investigation Committee still has no suspects in the case of throwing Molotov cocktails at the Lithuanian embassy.

Lieutenant Colonel Alyaksandr Herasimau, the official representative of the Minsk department of the Investigation Committee, talked to charter97.org about the case.

“We don't have suspects in the case over throwing Molotov cocktails at the Embassy of Lithuania in Minsk. The Investigation Committee has not received all evidence necessary to investigate the case. First of all I mean the CCTV footage, which the Lithuanian party has not given us,” he said.

The Investigation Committee representative says the investigation is carried out by other agencies too. He refused to reveal details of the process referring to secrecy of the investigation.

“We can speak about resuming a proper investigation only after we receive all necessary information,” Alyaksandr Herasimau said.

It should be reminded that two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Lithuanian embassy in Belarus in early November 2012.

“They started a fire, but our policemen managed to put it out. We were lucky to have no damage, though we could have had more serious consequences,” Lithuanian ambassador Linas Linkevicius said.

The Investigation Committee initiated a criminal case over part 2 of article 339 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (hooliganism).