The Belarusian Interior Minister Yuri Karayev assured this Sunday that the police had never used firearms to suppress protests against the election victory of President Alexander Lukashenko in the capital Minsk.
“We did not use firearms, just non-lethal weapons,” Karaev said in a video on the Belarusian news portal Tut.by.
Karaev also denounced the protesters for attacking the security forces. the trigger in his opinion of the confrontations.
“The escalation was initiated by both parties. When the police see their people falling, they gradually lose their composure. I want to make it clear that what happened was wrong and I am against it. We will take care of all cases take care. Not now, but when everything calms down, “he added.