Russian politician, leader of the Solidarity movement, Boris Nemtsov, called accusations of his involvement in the riots in Minsk on December 19, 2010, initiated by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in his address, stupid and slanderous. According to him, thus Alexander Lukashenko wants to "please" the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
«He’s got his way — Putin’ granted him loan for NPP construction. And he is now trying to mend relations with Putin, as no businessman no longer wants to deal with him. That’s why he came to his sworn friend and enemy to surrender. And in order to please him, I mean Putin, he decided to blacken the Russian opposition in my face. That’s all. It’s such a primitive game. He is improving relationship with Putin and believes that slander about the Russian opposition is the best way to reach his goal,» said Boris Nemtsov, reports «European Radio for Belarus.»
Boris Nemtsov also commented on the deportation of the Russian human rights activist, Andrei Yurov, from Belarus due to his inclusion in the list of banned. «I was deported in 2002. After that I came back in Minsk again. But it was not a trip, but a real detective story. Special service failed to stop the trip. But I believe that such a list really exists. This is primarily a list of the Russian opposition, which Lukashenko is scared of like a fire; that’s why he began this repression against both the Russian and Belarusian opposition leaders,» said the Russian politician.
As Telegraf previously reported, March 18, at a meeting with representatives of the Russian media, the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko accused the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov of «having sent two groups of 12 people to Minsk on December 19, 2010, two of whom have remained.» «They are just thugs,who should be prosecuted,»Alexander Lukashenko said, noting that they «were not needed in prison.»