Russian satellite news agency reported on August 10 that Czech foreign minister petzhek, in response to the accusation of Belarusian president Lukashenko, said that the Czech state and its independent institutions had nothing to do with the protests after the election in Belarus. Lukashenko said earlier on the 10th that the presidential election in Belarus was like a festival, while those who wanted to sabotage it were “obvious”. It was also learned that the participants in the illegal protests were instructed by Poland, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. The Czech side has indeed been supporting civil society groups in Belarus for a long time, he said. He also strongly denied claims that the Czech Republic and its independent institutions were involved in organizing protests.