The claims are unsubstantiated and dismissive of Belarus' growing, internal, and organic opposition movement that is seeking change from the autocratic regime in Minsk, although Lukashenko accused what he described as a class of "young bourgeois" in Belarus who "want power" of stirring up trouble, as well.
Exiled Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has called the situation in her country "absolutely unacceptable" and pleaded for worldwide pressure to dislodge embattled President Alexander Lukashenko who she said no longer represents Belarus.
Belarus tried to expel Kalesnikava and two colleagues, according to opposition activists and Ukrainian officials. However, she had launched several global projects promoting cultural exchange among Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Germany.
Russian news agencies quoted Lukashenko as saying there was nothing to discuss with the opposition.
The Belarusian president has shown no sign of conceding to opposition demands that he step down and call new elections.
Deputy Ukrainian Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko had earlier told Reuters Kolesnikova had successfully prevented "a forcible expulsion from her native country".
FILE - Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he delivers a speech during a rally held to support him in central Minsk, Aug. 16, 2020.
"They are no sort of opposition".
"We still don't know where Maria is and what is happening to her", said lawyer Maxim Znak, a member of the Coordination Council, in a video blog on Monday evening. In November 2016, Serbia hosted them, and Belarus did in 2017.
Masked Men Seize Belarus Opposition Leader
Tikhanovskaya left the country under pressure from the authorities and was granted refuge by European Union member Lithuania. Amid Western criticism, Lukashenko has relied on support from Moscow, his main sponsor and ally.
Britain's foreign secretary Dominic Raab added: "Seriously concerned for the welfare of Maria Kolesnikova in #Belarus".
Speaking to reporters from her apartment, Alexievich said she did not plan to leave the country despite the official pressure. Kolesnikova refused and remained on the Belarusian side of the border in the custody of the country's authorities.
Lukashenko has blamed the unrest - which began when he claimed a landslide victory in the August 9 presidential election - on Western powers and sought support from his neighbor, Vladimir Putin.
"Yes, maybe I have stayed on a little too long", Lukashenko said, according to Govorit Moskva, one of the four Russian Federation media outlets that interviewed him Tuesday. "But I'm really the only one who can defend Belarusians now". When commenting on reports about her alleged abduction, he said that "it is impossible to approve kidnapping but it should not be mixed with a legal detention".
"Let's not allow propaganda to poison ties between two friendly peoples", she said.
Several key figures of the opposition were jailed before the election, including ex-banker Viktor Babariko - whose campaign team Kalesnikava was part of - and political blogger Siarhei Tsikhanouski, whose wife Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya became the leading challenger to Lukashenko and the face of the protests.
She fled to Lithuanian days later amid massive protests and rumors she had been slated for arrest.
This will be discussed at a Ministerial Round Table with Member countries sharing experiences and lessons learnt. That means investing in population-based services for preventing, detecting and responding to disease, he said.
So what are a few of the cast members going to take home with them? "That was the only person that they wanted". Ackles also dropped a fun bit of trivia about the almost-casting of Dean and Sam's dad, John Winchester.
The World No.2 should still be feeling confident though and will be boosted by the fact she was T6th here previous year . Americans Danielle Kang and Nelly Korda , the world number two and three respectively, will be among the contenders.
Lewis is just 22, and has a year of Premier League experience under his belt having featured prominently for Norwich last season. The former Liverpool target is said to have cost around £15million, but the deal could rise to £20m with add-ons.
Speaking to Times Radio, he added: "We're going to be clearer and stricter about the eligibility requirements for getting a test". When asked if people were not following the rules he added: "We certainly see cases where they are not, and then we take action".
But Chelsea still want a keeper after Kepa Arrizabalaga endured a dismal second year in England in 2019-20. Chelsea had been linked with Jan Oblak, Andre Onana and Dean Henderson before moving on to Mendy.
The 31-year-old Miller has a base salary of $17.5m this season, the fifth of a six-year, $114m deal he signed in July of 2016. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that one witness described it as a "freak" injury to his ankle suffered late in practice.
Apple countersues Epic Games for breach of App Store contract
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California wildfires burn record 2 million acres
More than 14,100 firefighters were battling 24 different wildfires as of Monday afternoon, the fire department said in a tweet. To guard against new wildfires, California's biggest electricity provider now cuts power to areas with high-risk conditions.
Arlo Parks, Phoebe Bridgers Share Stunning Radiohead Cover
On the reworked version of Kyoto, Bridgers shared, "The coolest thing about this version is that it highlights how sad it is". Continuing, the duo made a decision to share a spine-tingling version of Radiohead's classic song "Fake Plastic Trees".
Sharon Osbourne on how husband Ozzy 'tried to kill her'
She laughed: "If he would see a guy in a frock he would have have f***ed it - that is the way he is when he is drunk and loaded". Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon opened up about the 1989 incident when the former Black Sabbath frontman tried to kill her.