Updated at 14:52,24-02-2021

Ukrainian mass media intercepted Lukashenka's phone talk?

Zmicier Lukashuk, Euroradio

A phone conversation between a person sounding like the ex-Ukrainian President’s son and a man with a voice resembling Lukashenka’s has appeared.

The conversation took about 9 minutes. ‘Victor Yanukovich’ wondered if it was possible for his father and family to get political asylum in Belarus. It was ‘a fall-back position’ in case his father became ‘a small coin in a political game’. ‘Lukashenka’ reminded about his statement made in Kiev – nobody could prevent Yanukovich from returning to his home village of Yanuki in Dokshytski District.

‘Victor Yanukovich Jr.’ promised to present a gold baguette to ‘Alyaksandr Lukashenka’. He said that not everything had been stolen from the residence, some things had remained. ‘Lukashenka’ found it funny. By the way, the information about ‘the gold baguette’ made people suspect that it was a prank.

It could be a prank prepared by famous Russian pranker Vovan, Russian mass media reported. Euroradio has contacted Vovan to find it out.

Vovan: I am not going to comment on this story now. I think that it will be fully commented on tomorrow. The intrigue should be preserved. Moreover, I have not completely understood it yet.

Pranker Vovan played tricks on Crimean prosecutor Nataliya Poklonskaya (also known as ‘nyasha’), Anastasiya Volochkova, Ukrainian ex-PM Mykola Azarov, sportsman Oleksander Povetkin and Ukrainian regional deputy Vadim Kolesnichenko earlier.

Euroradio has not received any comments from the Belarusian President’s press service yet. Only ‘clerks’ are answering the phone there now.