The Belarus interior ministry has warned unsanctioned protests were considered illegal and said 22 people had been arrested at smaller-scale protests across 55 towns and cities.
The 65-year-old leader renewed the allegation today during a visit to a military exercise in the Grodno region, near the borders of Poland and Lithuania.
He has repeatedly blamed Western interference, claimed the protests were backed by the United States and accuses North Atlantic Treaty Organisation of building up troop concentrations in Poland and Lithuania on Belarus' western border, which the alliance denies.
He has repeatedly blamed Western interference, claimed the protests were backed by the United States and accused North Atlantic Treaty Organisation of building up troop concentrations in Poland and Lithuania.
"As we have already made clear, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation poses no threat to Belarus or any other country and has no military buildup in the region", it said in a statement last week.
The initiative is meant to highlight the sense of community between the people of both countries.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda also denied the accusation Saturday.
The Polish president's chief of staff, Krzysztof Szczerski, for his part dismissed the claim that Poland planned to violate Belarusian territorial integrity as "regime propaganda", calling it "sad and surprising".
There were no official figures on crowd size at Sunday's rally, which overflowed from Minsk's sprawling 7 hectare Independence Square, but it appeared to be 150,000 people or more.
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Lithuania's foreign ministry announced on Saturday that US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun would visit Lithuania and Russian Federation next week for talks on the elections' fallout.
Lukashenko's challenger, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, told the Reuters News Agency on Saturday that she has support from the British and German governments.
"The US plans all this and directs it, while the Europeans play along", he said.
"I am so proud of Belarusians now because after 26 years of fear they are ready to defend their rights", she told AFP.
Some within the Belarusian opposition want to see "bloodshed" in the country, Sergey Lavrov has claimed, adding that exiled candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya appears to be appealing more to a Western audience than a domestic one. - Tikhanovskaya urged pro-democracy protesters to keep up the momentum, saying President Alexander Lukashenko had "no choice" but to engage with the opposition.
On the 15th day of the largest and most determined protests ever in independent Belarus, a crowd of about 200,000 rallied against President Alexander Lukashenko in a square in Minsk, the capital.
Belarus has been rocked by anti-Lukashenko protests in the wake of the vote, but there have also been rallies in support of the president. Demonstrators are taking to the streets of the Belarusian capital and other cities, keeping up their push for the resignation of the nation's authoritarian leader.
FILE - Opposition supporters protest against disputed presidential elections results at Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 18, 2020.
Lukashenko has brushed aside calls to step down, dismissed the possibility of holding a new vote and instructed his security services to quell unrest and secure the borders.
Lukashenko has rejected the notion of another ballot, vowing on Friday to "solve the problem" presented by two weeks of often mass defiance.