President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that would not solve the political problems in the country by force and that it does not use detention of its competitors on the eve of election campaign for political purposes. Signature required for participation in elections of the President of the Republic, surrendered seven candidates, among them are in jail the former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko.”I will not allow anyone the power to solve problems that should be solved peacefully, by political means, on the basis of our laws. It will always be so,” said Mr. Lukashenko, speaking on 22 of June in Brest fortress at the event to commemorate the beginning of world war II (quoted by BelTA).He urged not to pay attention to criticism from abroad of recent arrests of opposition members in the country. Recall, the EU urged the Belarusian authorities to release Victor Babariko. “We were there to sing along: something to do… But if he stole, so that’s okay… If we these thieves over the years of its independence, the wings are not clipped, we have now built oligarchic state and would stand on his knees. Therefore, looking at it calmly and don’t think that someone uses for political purposes. There is no such need in Belarus to use something for political purposes,”— said Alexander Lukashenko.”Do not strain. And so we strained koronatsiia. But the worst thing for us to under the guise of us not cleaned up. This is important for us,” added the President of Belarus.Alexander Lukashenko is running for a sixth term in presidential elections scheduled for 9 August. One of the competitors of Mr. Lukashenko — Victor Babariko — arrested on charges of financial crimes. However, the staff has submitted to the CEC for registration him as a candidate. In Minsk and other cities of the country held a picket of solidarity with the opposition. The President of Belarus said that the authorities were able to thwart a large-scale plan to destabilize the country by “foreign puppeteers”. During the election pickets in Belarus have detained about 300 people. Authorities said the unauthorized mass actions.Read more about the situation in Belarus in the publication “Kommersant” “Candidates in the dungeons”.