"Today, journalists contacted a girl who is said to have lured him there. She testified that she did this under pressure from the FSB. The fact made me believe she is still acting under the FSB's pressure and is most likely an agent of the FSB herself," he said.
The whole story, according to the deputy, seeks to send a strong signal to the public and create another story for intimidating and breaking the opposition of the Ukrainians.
Herashchenko also believes the incident has to do with the joint Russia-Belarus military exercise Zapad 2017.
"This exercise was forced on Belarus. The leadership of the country is not enthusiastic about cooperation with Russia. We know that in private conversations Lukashenko perfectly understands that if he opposes Russia, he will face the Ukrainian scenario. The Belarusian authorities are actually responsible for what has happened," the lawmaker noted.
Earlier, Ukrainian reserve officer Ihor Hryb reported his son had been abducted in Belarus by Russia's special services: "The FSB lured Pavlo to Gomel, under the guise of meeting with a girl, and detained him."