That was the claim of Anton Rodnenkov and Ivan Kravtsov, who say they were expelled by the country's security services.
"They hit the pedal to the floor, and they must have tossed her out of the auto - well, while driving", Lukashenko said.
Kravtsov, in turn, expressed the belief that returning to the Belarusian capital would not be "quite safe", but said they would still prepare for that.
"She tore up her passport into small pieces", then went out the auto window and walked back to the Belarusian border, Rodnenkov said.
The opposition leader is being held and 'an investigation is under way to legally assess the situation, ' Bychkovsky said. They said: "'We want to go to Russia.' And so they went", Babayan quoted Lukashenko as saying. Lukashenko seeks to decapitate the Coordination Council, accuses them of wanting to "take power" and its members - among whom is the Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich, but with a rather symbolic role - are facing criminal proceedings.
Kovalkova said agents of the Belarusian State Security Committee, or KGB, put her into a vehicle, where she was told to lie on the floor, unaware where they were taking her.
On August 14, Tikhanovskaya initiated the creation of a coordination council to ensure transfer of power.
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Rodnenkov said he and Kravtsov visited Kolesnikova's home in Minsk on Monday after hearing reports that she was missing.
Tsikhanouskaya's campaign spokeswoman, Anna Krasulina, said it was Kolesnikova who invented a slogan that helped electrify the crowds: "I can change it all!"
Her disappearance follows the forcible removal of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the main opposition candidate who went missing the day after the August 9 presidential election only to surface in Lithuania.
The 65-year-old Belarusian strongman's relationship with Putin had soured ahead of the ballot because Minsk refused closer integration with Russian Federation and even claimed Moscow had sent mercenaries across the border to organise riots.
Since the contested vote on 9 August, large protests have taken place in the former Soviet country, which borders Russian Federation and has been ruled by Mr Lukashenko since 1994.
Tikhanovskaya's first major address to Russians came after President Alexander Lukashenko gave a wide-ranging interview to a group of journalists from Russian state media on Tuesday.
The beleaguered leader has looked to Moscow for support.
"By kidnapping people in broad daylight, Lukashenko is showing his weakness and fear", she said in a statement from Lithuania, where she has taken refuge.
"Let's not allow propaganda to poison ties between two friendly peoples, and unscrupulous politicians to damage the interests of both Belarus and Russian Federation", she said. Lukashenko has rejected calls to enter into talks with the council.