Lukashenko says Belarus will never become a democratic Ukraine

Lukashenka reacted to new Western sanctions.In August 2020, mass protests broke out in Belarus over the rigged presidential elections / Photo from UNIAN, Vladimir GontarIn August 2020, mass protests broke out in Belarus over the rigged presidential elections / Photo from UNIAN, Vladimir Gontar

Alexander Lukashenko is convinced that Belarus is moving along its own political path, which does not intersect with the path of “democratic Ukraine”.

The self-proclaimed president is quoted by the Telegram loyal to the Lukashenka regime, Pool of the First.

“They demand that Belarus become like Ukraine. I quote: a“ democratic, promising, developed ”state like Ukraine. To which they were clearly answered two days ago: We will never become Ukraine. Because we are Belarusians, we have own vision of our prospects, “Lukashenka said.

At a working meeting in Minsk, Lukashenko also intimidated that the country is undergoing “unprecedented pressure from the outside”, commenting on the new packages of sanctions from the EU, Britain and the United States, introduced on December 2.

“Aggressive rhetoric (and not only rhetoric, but also actions) persists. This means that we need to conduct a detailed analysis of the measures we have taken. So far we have managed to maintain economic growth and prevent the transfer of most problems to the daily life of people,” Lukashenko said.

What preceded

On Thursday, December 2, the US, EU and UK introduced new packages of sanctions against persons involved in political persecution in Belarus. In particular, the air carriers of the Republic, the son of Lukashenka and the propagandist Grigory Azarenok, fell under the new restrictions.

Protests in Belarus and Lukashenka’s actions

In August 2020, mass protests broke out in Belarus over the rigged presidential elections, as a result of which the country’s CEC once again declared Alexander Lukashenko the President of the Republic.

Dozens of opposition politicians and thousands of citizens who disagreed with the regime’s actions were forced to leave the country due to political pressure and persecution by law enforcement agencies controlled by Lukashenka.

Due to the violence towards his opponents, the actions of Alexander Lukashenko were condemned in the EU and the USA, as well as in Ukraine. Sanctions were imposed against those involved in the arrests and killings of protesters. Lukashenko himself is not recognized by the EU or Ukraine as president.

Then Lukashenko’s main partner turned out to be his longtime ally, Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Unlike the West, the Kremlin avoided criticizing the actions of the self-proclaimed president.

Belarus has moved closer to Russia after the deterioration of Lukashenko’s relations with the EU and Ukraine.

(C)UNIAN 2021

2 comments

  1. “We will never become Ukraine. Because we are Belarusians, we have own vision of our prospects, “

    I don’t know who this “we” is Luka. The Belarus public showed you what they wanted last year, and it wasn’t you they wanted.

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