Opposition's coordinating council described as attempt to seize power in Belarus

# 18:58
18 August 2020

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday called the launch of a coordination council for members of the opposition an attempt to seize power and warned measures would be taken in response, APA reports citing Reuters.

A coordination council pushed by opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to facilitate a transition of power following contested elections was due to meet for the first time in Minsk later on Tuesday.

“We see it unequivocally: it is an attempt to seize power,” said Lukashenko, adding that he would take measures against those who join the council. “We have enough of these measures to cool down some hot heads.”