Alexander Lukashenko told the French newspaper "Le Figaro" said the presidential candidates Vladimir Neklyayev and Andrei Sannikov funded Russia. Themselves candidates for the highest public office rejected the accusations. The chairman of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yarmoshyna said that if there are official confirmation that the election campaign of candidates pay foreign governments, the commission will have to cancel the registration Neklyaeva and Sannikov.
Fragments of an interview with the French journalist last night showed Belarusian TV channels. The head of the Moscow bureau of "Figaro" Lukashenko asked: Is it true that Russia finances of some opposition candidates?
And that sounds like the answer to the Belarusian head of state:
"It is. And we know that. We have the facts. Nekljaev, Sannikov — people who today are funded Russia."
These words of presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov calls a lie:
"If Lukashenka wanted to hurt me and say that I like the pro-Russian candidate, it is, I think, will have the opposite effect. For people want improved relations with Russia. And that Belarus was not at war with it, as it offers Lukashenko. The fact that he said that I financed Russia, it is a lie. Let the evidence leads.
And for me, the words that mean he finally confirmed, and said to all the people of Belarus, that I can not agree with Russia, I can not agree with Russia, I will not agree with Russia. And he actually said — today when you do have the power to change. "
Alexander Fyaduta, agent of a candidate for the presidency of Vladimir Neklyaeva, says, the company is funded Neklyaeva of Belarus:
"If the head of the Belarusian state, there is reliable information, accurate facts about what someone is financed from outside Belarus, it should lead these people to court and prove that they are guilty of breaking the law. If not, let's not lying. The election campaign is funded Neklyaeva citizens of Belarus and the Belarusian budget. "
Chairman of the Central Election Commission Lidiya Yarmoshyna the question of "Freedom" how to respond to the CEC on the words of Alexander Lukashenko, gave the following answer:
"In the Central Commission no official information, in the form of securities or other official communications of the election campaign of candidates Neklyaeva Sannikov and funded by another state. Single statement is not enough because it is most likely is the unofficial information that became known chapter State.
As for the violations, if it is confirmed, and similar materials will be presented to the Central Commission, it will be a very serious violation of the electoral law. Even the most serious. And in this case, the Central Commission are not entitled to any alternative. We will have to cancel the registration of presidential candidates. "