Lukashenka: “We need to contact Putin, talk with him, because there is a threat not only to Belarus”
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he needed to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the situation in Belarus, where mass protest actions have continued for the seventh day in a row.
“We need to contact Putin, the President of Russia, so that I can talk with him now. Because this is already a threat not only to Belarus. <…> The protection of Belarus today is no less than the protection of our entire space, the Union State, and an example to others. If the Belarusians fail, this wave will roll there, ”Lukashenka said.
According to Lukashenka, “manuals of color revolutions” are used in Belarus. In addition, the President of Belarus observes “elements of external interference” in the country. “We do not need to be lulled by peaceful actions and demonstrations. We see what is happening in the depths, ”Lukashenka said.
Vladimir Putin did not publicly comment on the protests in Belarus. It is not known whether he spoke to Lukashenka after the August 9 elections – nothing was reported. It is known that on August 10, Putin sent Lukashenka a telegram in which he congratulated him on his victory in the elections.