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Belarus says Russians plotted attacks, Kremlin rolls eyes

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko greet WWII veterans during an opening ceremony of the monument in honour of the World War II Red Army, in the village of Khoroshevo, just outside Rzhev, about 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northwest of Moscow, Russia. President Alexander Lukashenko is seeking a sixth term in the Aug. 9 election but he has accused Russian forces of interfering with the upcoming vote, although Moscow has denied any involvement. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus speaks to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, speaks to journalists after a meeting with Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus looks at his watch as he speaks to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
CORRECTING COUNTRY TO BELARUS - Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus speaks to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus walks after speaking to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, gestures while speaking to journalists after a meeting with Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, Dmitry Mezentsev, Russian Ambassador to Belarus smiles during a meeting in the Gorky residence outside Moscow, Russia. (Alexander Astafyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus says Russians plotted attacks, Kremlin rolls eyes

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko greet WWII veterans during an opening ceremony of the monument in honour of the World War II Red Army, in the village of Khoroshevo, just outside Rzhev, about 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northwest of Moscow, Russia. President Alexander Lukashenko is seeking a sixth term in the Aug. 9 election but he has accused Russian forces of interfering with the upcoming vote, although Moscow has denied any involvement. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus speaks to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, speaks to journalists after a meeting with Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus looks at his watch as he speaks to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
CORRECTING COUNTRY TO BELARUS - Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus speaks to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus walks after speaking to the media in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, gestures while speaking to journalists after a meeting with Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, Dmitry Mezentsev, Russian Ambassador to Belarus smiles during a meeting in the Gorky residence outside Moscow, Russia. (Alexander Astafyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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