: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Belarus says Russians plotted attacks, Kremlin rolls eyes

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Thursday accused more than 30 detained Russians of plotting terror attacks amid a presidential election campaign, allegations that Russian officials angrily rejected.

The grave accusations mark an unprecedented spike in tensions between Russia and Belarus, which are neighbors and traditionally allies. Independent observers and opposition supporters in Belarus have dismissed the alleged terror plot as a campaign stunt by President Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian leader who is seeking a sixth term in next month’s election.

The Belarusian State Security Committee, still known by its Soviet-era name KGB, said it detained 32 people from private …read more

Source:: KXAN