The Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei said on the request of the European Union for the immediate release of the contender of Alexander Lukashenko at the upcoming presidential election Victor Babariko. About it reports “Kommersant”.

Mackay reported the existence of evidence in the “Belgazprombank”, indicating the politician of committing serious financial crimes.

“in Spite of the passing political campaign, no one will be allowed to violate the law. And there is concrete evidence, by the way, received from European countries, including EU countries, that certain persons were engaged in illegal activities,” he said.

Babariko detained on 18 June. He is suspected of influence on witnesses and withholding evidence earlier committed crimes. According to the investigation, from the account of BGB, who previously headed politician in the Latvian ABLV for several years was illegally withdrawn more than 430 million U.S. dollars. Only in the case of detained more than 20 people. The state control Committee said that the activities of the defendants in the case were controlled by the “puppeteers” of “Gazprom”.

The EU called for the immediate release of Babariko.