OREANDA-NEWS. A member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council for Power Transfer created by the Belarusian opposition, former Minister of Culture, Pavel Latushko, in an interview with TASS news agency said that the Belarusian authorities had given him an ultimatum, according to which he either had to leave the country or be prosecuted.

According to the opposition politician, who is now outside Belarus, he expects to return to homeland in the near future. “For this, international legal and domestic political conditions will be created,” Latushko explained, without specifying what conditions he means.

Latushko also said that more than 10 thousand people were detained in Belarus during the protests that began after the presidential election. He added that not a single criminal case has been opened on the fact of violations of the rights of protesters by the authorities.

Latushko left Belarus on August 2, accompanied by the Polish Ambassador, to attend an economic conference in Poland. Then the ex-minister headed to Vilnius.