The heads of the Minsk Electrotechnical and Minsk Margarine Plants denied the reports of the strikes. This was announced by the Belarus 1 TV channel.
As the director of the Minsk Margarine Plant said, the news of the strikes came as a surprise to all employees. He also noted that the enterprise has no time to stop, and there are no problems in the team.
The strikes were also denied at the Kozlov Minsk Electrotechnical Plant, where they said that the equipment did not stop, and all employees were at their workplaces.
Earlier on August 11, a video appeared in which the workers of the Minsk Electromechanical Plant named after Kozlov went to a rally, but then everyone returned to work, according to the deputy director of the enterprise Valery Shcherbo.
On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. According to the latest data from the Central Election Commission, the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won 80.08% of the vote, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was supported by 10.09% of voters. Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters did not recognize the results of the vote.
After the announcement of the preliminary results, unauthorized protests began in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, which resumed on August 10 and 11. Both civilians and security officials suffered, one person died.