The protests in Belarus are based on emotions, not realistic assessments of the change of power. This was announced on Thursday, September 17, by Valery Belsky, aide to the country’s President Alexander Lukashenko.
“It is also not worth dramatizing what is happening now, since there are no fundamental contradictions in the basis of activity, which can be called political with a strong stretch,” – he noted in his commentary published by the agency BelTA,
Belsky stressed that in the republic there is no oligarchy and “irresistible” property stratification of society in terms of income, free medicine and education neutralize this, and corruption is “burned out with a hot iron.”
In addition, the number of vacancies in the country exceeds the number of unemployed in Belarus, and all conditions have been created for self-realization in business.
Lukashenka said yesterday that the statements of the Belarusian opposition about “spontaneous self-organization of society” for protests after the presidential elections are a myth.
The presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9. From that moment on, protests by the opposition, disagreeing with the results, have continued in the country. According to the CEC, Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote.
Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya refused to acknowledge the election results and called on the international community to support the demonstrators. The EU and the USA considered Lukashenko illegitimate. Until September 24, European countries plan to impose sanctions against Minsk.
On Monday, September 14, Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Sochi for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader stressed that the Belarusians should sort out the situation without external influence.