Belarusian presidential candidate Vladimir Neklyayev has dismissed allegations by President Alexander Lukashenko that his campaign is being financed by Russia.
"If he [Lukashenko] fails to present facts confirming his statement that Russia is financing me, I will have to sue him," Neklyayev told journalists in Minsk.
"This is a direct obstruction of my election campaign," Neklyayev said.
He suggested that the allegation that his campaign is financed by Russia harms "Belarus's relationship with the European Union."
It was reported earlier that Lukashenko said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro that his opponents in the presidential elections are not prepared to carry out an election campaign and some of them are receiving financial assistance from Russia. "This is true, we know this, and we have facts. Such people as Neklyayev and Sannikov - they are being financed today by Russia," Lukashenko said.