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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a private performance in front of asset Minsk region stated that the country is a “quiet loosening the situation.” Fragments of the meeting was shown on TV channel “Belarus 1”.
According to him, if the police time “some sobered,” now, the protesters raged would be in different cities of Belarus.
“It starts gradually, we know that. Shattered situation within the country is brought to a white heat, is offensive to the current government, the scrapping of power, well, if someone sits in the seat of power Russian or Pro-Belorussian, — come on already with this independence. Through the Maidan riots, the red tape even appeal to a foreign country. Or do you exclude? And I’m not. I think it should be the maximum. Why? Because I don’t know what action they will take,” admitted Lukashenko.
He added that he personally “gave a signal” in a situation with the arrest of opposition blogger Sergei Tikhanovski, who planned to run in the presidential election. “I something wrong doing? I was worried for my country for which I have yet to meet. And I will always answer — in any capacity,” he said.
In Belarus on 9 August presidential election. Lukashenko, who intends to run for a sixth term, said that the country wants to organize a revolution. He warned that Belarus may lose part of its territory and return to the borders of 1921. On June 25, Lukashenka complained of foreign interference in the election campaign. According to him, the Russian Telegram-channels distribute a “terrible fake” to discredit the Belarusian authorities. He promised to discuss the situation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Video, photo All from Russia.