Not only independent websites are not opening, but also the official news agency Belta, and even the CEC website dedicated to the 2020 elections.
According to The Bell, the staff of the publication managed to open only two portals on the .by domain. They turned out to be the official website of the President of Belarus and the website of the KGB, but even that works with malfunctions.
Minsk journalists and experts, The Bell points out, were online in messengers for the last time around 21:00.
Internet interruptions in Belarus began on the morning of August 10. According to the officials, the reason is the DDOS attack on the providers of the republic and the growth of incoming foreign traffic.
And before that, the CEC warned presidential candidates that the country could face a disconnection of the Internet "in the event of a direct threat to security".
The previous evening, the former FBK IT consultant Vladislav Zdolnikov at 21:48 published a post on his Telegram about the disconnection of the Internet.
- 30 minutes ago in Belarus the Internet was almost completely turned off, - he wrote.