Belarus said there was evidence of the U.S. plans to kill Lukashenko.

Belarus has received irrefutable evidence that the U.S. had intended to kill President Alexander Lukashenko, said Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin.

“During a joint operation of the Belarusian and Russian special services the preparation of the mutiny with the physical elimination of the Belarusian head of state and his family members was prevented. At the moment the investigation has uncovered irrefutable evidence of the involvement of U.S. government agencies,” he said.