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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lukashenko Cries Fake

MINSK, Belarus () -- Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko accused Russian television networks Wednesday of faking footage of recent police beatings of opposition protesters.

"As for this savagery you saw on Russian television channels, that never happened,'' Lukashenko said at a meeting in western Belarus which was broadcast on national television.

"They made these pictures deliberately so that Boris Nikolayevich [Yeltsin] sees with whom Russia is uniting -- a dictatorship, some sort of horror,'' he said with sarcasm.