Minsk lost about 900 thousand Belarusian rubles ($350 thousand) due to protests in the Belarusian capital, which have been going on since August 9. This was stated by prosecutor of Minsk Oleg Lavrukhin in his interview to STV channel on October 18.
“It is possible to say that the city budget and communal services suffered damage in the amount of about 900 thousand [Belarusian] rubles, this is from August 9 till today”, – TASS quotes him.
Lavrukhin noted that part of this amount “will be covered by those actions that qualify as criminal offenses. He added that the issue of compensation for damages is under special control of the Minsk prosecutor’s office.
The presidential election was held in Belarus on August 9. According to the Central Election Commission, the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won. Those who disagreed with this result took to the streets; mass protests have not subsided until now.