Lukashenko's charges against Poland are groundless - FM

The charges made by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to which, participants in post-election protests in Belarus were being steered from Poland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic, are groundless, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.

The charges had been made by the Belarusian president earlier on Monday. He said that registered phone calls made from abroad to Belarus were proof of such activities.

Election officials in Belarus said Monday that President Alexander Lukashenko had won his sixth consecutive term, taking over 80 percent of the vote. The country's central election commission said that with all ballots counted, Lukashenko, who has led Belarus for 26 years, took 80.23 percent of the vote and his main opposition challenger, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, had only 9.9 percent.