Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Yarmoshyna: Tsyareshchankas poisoning is publicity stunt

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Tsyareshchanka cannot be called an oppositionist and he is not dangerous for the current authorities, she added.

Lidziya Yarmoshyna commented on the poisoning of presidential contender Victar Tsyareshchanka on Belarus-1. It was a publicity stunt, the CEC chairperson said.

Tsyareshchankas initiative group presented about 130 thousand signatures to the CEC but only about seven thousands were real. The politician was taken to hospital on August28: he felt bad after a carrot fresh cocktail ordered in a Minsk café. It was an allergic shock, doctors say. However, Tsyareshchanka believes that he was poisoned by some third force.

Yarmoshyna does not believe in the conspiracy theory, she said on TV. Tsyareshchanka cannot be called an oppositionist and he is not dangerous for the current authorities, the official added. The politicians words about the third force are absurd, the CEC chairperson thinks.