NEXTA Founder, Roman Protasevych Arrested in Minsk

For those who don’t know, NEXTA is a Belarussian opposition media project, and Telegram channel that became famous through the organisation and management of the recent anti-Lukashenko protests. NEXTA and Roman Protasevych appeared in this documentary of Yuri Dud’, English subs included…

And now for Охуительные Истории, Meduza reports:

Roman Protasevych, the founder of Telegram channel NEXTA was arrested in Minsk. He was on board of a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius. The plane landed in Minsk following a bomb scare. The passengers were taken off flight after which Protasevych was arrested…

In November 2020, the founders of NEXTA, Roman Protasevych and Stepan Putilo were included by the KGB on a list of people engaging in terrorist activity…

Update: It is said the plane was redirected to Minsk by Belarussian fighter jets.

Update 2: NEXTA literally called for the murder of cops but the President of Lithuania demands:

Update3: Demshiza all over Eastern Europe is livid.

Alexandr Mitrofanov – a Czech journalist of Russian origin. My elderly mother calls him “a traitor.”: Lukashenko would never stoop to todays act of state terrorism if he wasn’t certain that Putin has his back with his nuclear bombs, rockets and preparations for war.

I don’t know who this Polish gentleman is but here is what he says (my free translation): And this after Biden’s decision on the Nord Stream 2, that is a warm up before the Blinken-Lavrov meeting.

Přístavní povaleč – a shithead: This was an act of aerial piracy, highjacking of a plane

Update 4: USA did this trying to catch Snowden, so anyone can.

Update 5: More demshiza:

From Abby’s profile:

You know Christo Grozev that you are full of shit?

Update 6: Protasevych was in Athens as a press attaché to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who was meeting Donald Tusk and the president of Greece. Also present was US ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pratt, who coincidentally was the ambassador in Kiev in 2013-2014.

Update 7: I hear Protasevych fought in the Azov. Protasevych confirms he was in Donbas as a journalist.

The leader of the Azov gang, Biletskiy about Protasevych: “Truly, Roman has fought against the occupation of Ukraine together with Azov and other military units. He was with us in Shirokino, where he was wounded. But his weapon was the word not machinegun.”

What calibre is the word? 5.45?

*** if Protasevych was a Western journalist, the above photo posing with a black sun would make all the media forget about him but because he an Eastern Slav against Russia, he gets all the love…

Update 8: Protasevych worked for Radio Liberty in Belarus.

5 thoughts on “NEXTA Founder, Roman Protasevych Arrested in Minsk

  1. Is there solid confirmation that he fought for Azov in the Donbass and/or did PR work for Azov? (I have seen both claims floating around).

    He admitted to being there for a year in an interview with Yury Dud in 2020, but said he was there in a purely journalistic capacity.

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    1. He confirms the latter claim in the Dud’ video, and the fought in Azov comes from one varnik source. Protasevych’s Facebook and Instagram are gone, so the latter claim cannot be verified.

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