Bloomberg: people from Lukashenko’s entourage spoke with people from the Kremlin about the possibility of flight to Russia
Some people from the entourage of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko contacted their “contacts in the Kremlin” to discuss the possibility of flight to Russia in the event of the overthrow of the Belarusian authorities. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing two sources in Moscow familiar with the content of such conversations.
Lukashenko on August 14 rejected suggestions that he could leave the country. “To begin with, I am still alive and not abroad, as some of our respected svyadomyya are promoting: the president has left the country and is abroad,” he said , opening a meeting in Minsk.
On August 15, Lukashenko spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin, the presidents expressed confidence that all the problems that have arisen in Belarus will soon be resolved, and “reaffirmed their intention to strengthen allied relations.”
For the seventh day in a row, protests have continued in Belarus demanding a review of the presidential election results and Lukashenko’s resignation. At first, the demonstrators were violently dispersed using special means, but this did not help to stop the street demonstrations, and the police stopped the mass arrests.