Reuters reports that Protashevich has admitted that he planned to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko by organizing a riot and withdrawing criticism of the Belarusian leader.
For Lukashenko He said he was critical at first, but as he became more involved in politics, he clearly realized that many of the things that were being attacked were attempts to put pressure.
In an interview with Belarusian television ONT, Sputnik added that Protashevich had planned to implement the “Russian agenda” after his channel’s patrons calmed down protests in Belarus.
As he said, there was talk that a special channel might be created for Russia.
Protashevich In 2014, he admitted in an interview that he was in the “Azov” battalion in the Donbass, but not in the combat zone.
He said he hoped Lukashenko would not hand over to the authorities of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. The prosecutor’s office has established that he was involved in the shooting of civilians.
At the end of the interview, Protassevic said with tears in his eyes that he hoped to have a wife and children one day.
It is painful to see the “confession of Roman Protashevich.” His parents believe he was abused. This is not a novel I know of, “said Frank Vyakorka, a senior adviser to Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovska.
He wrote on Twitter that “this man on Goebbels’ television is a hostage of the state” and that he should do everything possible to secure the release of Protashevich and 460 other Belarusian political prisoners.