OREANDA-NEWS. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus opened a criminal case on the seizure of power in connection with the creation of an opposition Coordination Council.

This was announced by the head of the agency, Alexander Konyuk. “The creation and activities of the Coordination Council are aimed at seizing state power, as well as harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus. A criminal case has been initiated on this fact,” Konyuk told reporters.

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a former candidate for the presidency of Belarus, proposed to create the Coordination Council for the transfer of power in the republic. The incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko regarded this step as an attempt to seize power, and called the Council “the black hundred.” Olga Kovalkova, an associate of Tsikhanouskaya, declared that the Coordination Council was established to organize the process of transferring power in the country, and not to seize it by unconstitutional means.