Hardline Belarus totalitarian Alexander Lukashenko fears he might be the next target after his foreign minister was ‘murdered’ with a toxin produced by Russia’s spy company, it is declared.
The death of Vladimir Makei has actually stimulated panic in Belarusian political circles with president Lukashenko stated to be in a state of shock.
According to a Russian opposition figure, the president has ‘ordered that his cooks, servants and guards be replaced… and his children provided with additional protection’.
It follows Mr Makei, 64, passed away last weekend, apparently of a cardiac arrest, days prior to he was because of fulfill his Kremlin equivalent Sergey Lavrov in Belarusian capital Minsk.
Exiled Israeli business owner Leonid Nevzlin, who was born in Russia however later on renounced his citizenship, stated sources informed him Mr Makei had actually been eliminated ‘with a toxin established in an unique lab of the FSB [Federal Security Service]’.
The claim has actually been contested by some specialists. But Mr Nevzlin tweeted that his theory was ‘confirmed’– mentioning the veteran political leader‘had no health problems, led an active lifestyle and made plans’
He included: ‘It is very easy to poison a person so that everyone thinks he died of natural causes.’ He thinks the ‘assassination’ was performed to guarantee Belarus keeps support Vladimir Putin’s intrusion of Ukraine.
‘The dictator trusts no-one,’ stated MrNevzlin ‘Not without reason. He believes that after Makei, a magnificent funeral can be arranged for him… the Kremlin is ready to use all levers to put pressure on the Belarusian regime.’
But other analysts advanced various theories, consisting of unproven claims that Polish security forces might have lagged the death.
Others stated the minister was too well secured to be assassinated.
Mr Makei had actually openly backed the Kremlin, stating his nation would not be a ‘traitor’ over the intrusion.
Mr Lavrov’s workplace called him a ‘real patriot’ however banished Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya implicated him of betraying his individuals and ‘supporting tyranny’.
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