Belarussian Ministry of Internal Affairs inspects presidential contender Tsepkalo

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, on behalf of the Prosecutor General’s Office, began a pre-investigation check on “illegal activity” by the candidate for the post of President of Belarus Valery Tsepkalo, said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Olga Chemodanova. A statement to the supervisor came from a native of Turkey in June, its essence was not disclosed.

“For conducting a preliminary investigation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs from the Prosecutor General’s Office received materials on the statement of a Turkish citizen about the facts of the unlawful activity of Tsepkalo. An inspection is underway now, ”said Ms. Chemodanova (quoted by RIA Novosti).

Sputnik Belarus reports with reference to Telegram channels that the statement on Valeriy Tsepkalo was written by a businessman, a native of Turkey, the owner of a group of construction companies that participated in the construction of the High-Tech Park (HTP).

Valery Tsepkalo is one of the founders and the first director of the Belarusian OEM. At a meeting with members of the government on June 4, President Alexander Lukashenko stated that Mr. Tsepkalo was conducting an election campaign allegedly using money from the sale of the house in which he continued to live. “This is campaign financing, which is not clear! And he is insolent and comes out so clean and fluffy, ”Mr Lukashenko said. On the same day, the incumbent president of Belarus spoke out about Russian participation in the political struggle, saying without naming that individual candidates are financed by “Russian oligarchs”. The subscription campaign has revealed the favorites of the presidential race and has already shown whom the Belarusian authorities consider the most uncomfortable opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko. They are trying to neutralize such with the help of criminal cases and incriminating evidence.

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