The dictator has commented on the arrest of the Deputy Secretary of the security Council.
Alexander Lukashenko today while chatting with reporters when visiting the Student village commented on the detention of former Deputy Secretary of the security Council Andrei Vtyurin, BelTA has learned.
“If he had suspicion, he’d still worked as a chief of security, – said Alexander Lukashenko. – Already then it was questions. I had some suspicions. He was given the chance.”
The Governor explained that Andrei vtyurin was in the field of law enforcement before the transfer in the security Council.
“Just a few months I was told that to ask him some questions”, – the dictator noted.
In April it became known about the detention of Andrey Vtyurin on suspicion of corruption. According to Lukashenka’s decree on 24 April he was dismissed “for misconduct, defamatory rank soldier”. The state security Committee announced on may 4 that the Deputy Secretary of the security Council Andrei vtyurin was detained when receiving a bribe of $148,6 thousand from the representative of the Russian commercial structure for promoting its interests in Belarus.
Former Deputy Secretary of the security Council charged with committing a crime under part 3 of article 430 (accepting a bribe) of the criminal code, the second person in the bribery. Both defendants pleaded guilty to this episode in full, notes BelTA.
Version of the arrest of Andrei Vtyurin was nominated different from ties with the FSB (vtyurin was born and studied in Russia, actively make friends with colleagues in the Moscow security services) to conspiracy with a group of five or six generals and colonels against Lukashenko up to the “physical elimination”. This arrest is notable for the fact that vtyurin was part of the inner circle Lukashenko, who guarded since 1995 And even raised his younger son, Nicholas, literally replacing his father.
Simultaneously with Vtyurina KGB arrested the General Director of state telecommunications monopolist “Beltelecom” — Sergey Sivodedovand three of his employees. All of them (including Vtyurin) is accused of taking bribes from Russian companies for a total amount of about 170 thousand dollars. Unofficially — the actual transmission channel of the Belarusian Internet connection under the control of the relevant departments of Russia.
Appear insider “leaks”, saying that in Belarus the FSB has established a system of wiretaps and the monitoring of bureaucrats, military and politicians.
Russian journalist, chief editor of radio station “Moscow speaking” Sergei Dorenko reported that, in addition, were held in Minsk arrested: perhaps arrested two more high-ranking representative of the security forces – the Deputy head of the security service of Lukashenko and leader of the group “alpha”. Were searched in the leadership of the KGB and the Ministry of defence.