"Teddy Troopers" in cartoons (Photo)
8:53, — Politics
Swedish advertising agency again made the world laugh at the Belarusian ruler.
Cartoons about Aliaxandar Lukashenka appeared in Lithuanian Polish online publications.
As the website charter97.org reported earlier, on July 4 Swedish aircraft entered the airspace of Belarus from the side of Lithuania. Pilots of the aircraft dropped hundreds of teddy bears with parachutes, to which were attached posters with calls to for freedom of speech and human rights.
The Belarusian side first denied it, then Alaxandar Lukashenka fired the Air Force commander, threatened to Lithuania, and expelled the Swedish ambassador. Belarus officially applied to the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office with a request for legal assistance in this case.
On the case of 'teddy troopers" were arrested the citizens of Belarus - photographer Anton Suryapin, the first who posted pictures of the toys, and Siarhei Basharimoau, realtor who rented an apartment in Minsk to Swedish activists. They were accused of aiding illegal border crossings. Both detainees could face up to seven years in prison. A few days ago they were released from the KGB prison on bail, but the charges against them were not removed.
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