“In the current situation, I am forced to give up the order that you previously awarded me. I am ashamed to wear it, as it is connected with your rule, ”wrote Spivakov.

The conductor noted that his "heart beats in unison with the people of the Republic of Belarus, rightfully demanding the observance of elementary rights and freedoms, including the right to peaceful protests."

Earlier it was reported that Lukashenko convened a meeting to discuss security issues and protection of the constitutional order.

On August 10, Lukashenko called the suppression of protests in Belarus "soft".