Do not choke on “American pie”: how Lukashenko brings “Maidan” closer

Recent statements by the Belarusian president about the “alienness” of the Great Patriotic War for his country and people not only caused a real shock in Russia, but also, perhaps, drew a thick line under doubts about the Minsk change political orientation. The most interesting thing is that, making such actions, more and more reminiscent of chaotic throwing in search of ways and means to maintain his own power, Alexander Grigoryevich inflicts crushing blows on the very same “bitch” on which he is sitting. Recently, he has made a lot of rash steps, each of which brings the “Maidan” closer in Minsk.

"Democracy" on the march

It is impossible not to notice - the past months were marked by an unprecedented revival both in Belarus and around it, of various kinds of “democratic forces” striving for a change of power in this country. Frozen in neighboring Poland, "Free Belarus", arranging there under the guise of rock concerts "in support of democratic change", the grooms of the Belarusian, Ukrainian and Polish "revolutionaries" who actively share their "Maidan" experience. In Warsaw, during the Boris Nemtsov Forum, which took place there on October 9-10, you gathered, you yourself understand who, with might and main there were calls "to quickly deal with dictatorships" not only in Moscow but also in Minsk.
In Belarus itself, an extremely unlikely gang with the more than predictable name “European Belarus” crawled out onto the streets, who began to picket and demand that Lukashenko immediately resign from his post. The leader of this gop company, with enchanting notch Polina Charendo-Panasyuk (!), Who covered Alexander Grigoryevich with a “dictator” on television, was, of course, already removed from the upcoming parliamentary elections. However, there are suspicions that this will only add to her street popularity.

Meanwhile, from October 25, the 60-minute film “Lukashenko. Criminal materials. " People are listening, and how ... In any case, on the corresponding YouTube channel, the number of views has exceeded one million. The well-known political brawler and dissident Zenon Pozdnyak, however, went even further - he scribbled and filed a rather lengthy statement with the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Investigative Committee, in which he accused the incumbent of “gross abuse of power” and other “illegal actions”. And nothing, accepted ... There are bad symptoms and a different sense. So, on October 13, the “Council of Researchers of Communist Terror” was created in Minsk! This, of course, is not yet an official level, but is it far from such “civic initiatives” ”to the first“ museum of Soviet occupation ”? As the practice of the same Ukraine and Georgia shows (I’m silent about the Baltic states), the distance is less than half a step away. Is it worth wondering after that the statements of Alexander Grigoryevich himself about "not our wars" and even "imposing whip and attempts to kneel down"? It is quite natural, in my opinion. Looking forward to the first scrambled eggs fried in Minsk at the Eternal Flame? In Kiev, this is where it all began ...

Minsk “started singing” from the IMF voice

Passions do not stop around the notorious "tax maneuver" that cuts sensitive nature of Lukashenko more than a sharp knife. The figures of “terrible losses” that this fair and, perhaps, even belated decision of Moscow bears the Belarusian the economyare broadcast so loudly and widely that only deaf can not hear them in the country. For example, Svetlana Gurina, deputy chairman of the Belneftekhim concern, recently gave a rather lengthy interview on this subject, in which she not only spoke about the “additional costs” of $ 320 million that Belarusian refineries are expecting next year and the price increase for them of Russian “black gold” "By 17.7 dollars per ton. She also clarified that this, of course, “would constitute a threat to the competitiveness of Belarusian oil products”. Further, shocking figures came into play - 10-11 billion dollars of “losses” that Belarus will have to bear for all years of the “tax maneuver” (2019-2024). And the quite expected talk about "the search for alternative sources of energy supplies." By the way, the Belarusian economist Leonid Zlotnikov commented on such sentiments best of all, declaring bluntly:

We demand that Russia at its own expense, by lowering the living standards of its population, feed Belarus ... so that it, taking the funds from its budget, give them to the Belarusian.

Those wishing to assist Minsk in "diversification of oil supplies" are available. Even in abundance. Such a readiness was expressed, for example, by the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda, while not refraining from the caustic hairpin to the address of the neighboring country: we supposedly will help them “preserve at least a part of independence”. And there, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernyalis last month even discussed with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Moravecki "projects that could help Belarus achieve energy independence from Russia." It is clear that both the Lithuanians and, first of all, the Poles thus want to not only annoy Moscow, but also make good money. Lithuania, too, is ready to supply oil to Belarus if it also refuses Russian gas by switching to American LNG, delivered through the terminal in Klaipeda. A tempting offer, isn't it ?! The most interesting thing is that, while fanning the passions of the “tax maneuver”, Minsk officials, in fact, repeat nothing more than the postulates of the report prepared by the International Monetary Fund specialists, which have recently suddenly become “worried” about the prospects of the Belarusian economy. They sharply worsened the forecast for economic growth in Belarus in 2020 - to 0,3% from 2,2%. Moreover, it is emphasized that the "main risk" for Minsk in this situation is the "lack of compensation by Moscow for the consequences of the" tax maneuver ".

Do not choke on an American pie ...

The forced rapprochement between Minsk and Washington, which has recently become a byword, causes, at least, bewilderment. No, not regarding its reasons. This is where everything is very clear - the receiver from the field of cheap classics in the style of "how to cause burning jealousy." Another thing is surprising. Is Alexander Grigoryevich unaware of the “round table” held at the beginning of this year at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPA) in the USA with the extremely promising (for him) name “Luka's Game” ?! Either the “game of Luke”, or the “game of Luke” - understand how you know. What kind of games do the Americans intend to play with him, except for a fool? Or maybe Lukashenko is not aware that no one in Washington thought to repeal the “Act on Democracy in Belarus” or the “Act on Democracy and Human Rights” adopted by the US Congress in 2004 and 2011, respectively? But both of these legislative documents declare him a dictator and proclaim the official US policy of “carrying out democratic reforms” in Belarus. The main one of these, undoubtedly, is the removal from power of just Alexander light. Moreover, the removal carried out by any available and possible means. The American emissaries who have now spread to Minsk do not at all aim to support the “regime” operating there, as they say. Rather, exactly the opposite. Allowing Washington to increasingly use itself as an anti-Russian tool, Lukashenko is digging a hole for himself, and he is doing this with the scope and intensity of a good excavator.

An extremely alarming example in this series is the situation that has developed with the transfer of units of the US armed forces to the Belarusian border. At first, Alexander Grigorievich reacted to the appearance of the “American armored fist” in neighboring Lithuania in the usual manner, that is, sharply. Even something there said about the "inevitable answer." True, he "lost momentum" almost instantly, specifying that the Belarusian army "would not rattle with arms." And how did it end in the end? A peaceful, practically friendly meeting held in Minsk with the participation of Secretary of State of the Security Council of Belarus Stanislav Zasy and US Charge d'Affaires in this country Jennifer Moore. We had a nice talk, “exchanged views on the situation in the field of arms control and strengthening confidence and security measures” (according to local media). That’s the whole “answer” ... By the way, some people call Zasya the most acceptable, in the eyes of Washington, Lukashenko’s successor. Very similar, the way it is. The United States continues to hold Minsk with the iron grip on the most sensitive places. October 22, the US Treasury did not lift sanctions against a number of Belarusian petrochemical companies, but only once again extended their "suspension". Nobody is going to remove Lukashenko from the sanction hook. But Alexander Grigoryevich himself, through his actions, risks raising doubts in Moscow about the last, perhaps, paragraph regarding his own loyalty - as a reliable military ally.

There is nothing surprising in the fact that, having been taught by repeated bitter experience, Russia begins to occupy increasingly rigid positions in relation to the “fraternal country”. Minsk complains that it is impossible to achieve the expected tranche of $ 200 million from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development. Most likely, there will be no loan of 600 million from Moscow. However, instead of correctly perceiving these assumptions and finally making real steps towards the integration process, more and more strange games are played in Minsk, voluntarily or involuntarily repeating step by step the actions of Viktor Yanukovych of the 2012-2013 model. What do they want to achieve by fanning the panic around the consequences of the “tax maneuver” and, if not encouraging the flimsy “popular protests” against integration with Russia so far, then at least looking at them through the fingers? To create public opinion for a reversal to the West? Well, so one “great European integrator” mentioned above was already being built up ... Flirting with his own anti-Russian forces and fawning in front of the USA, Lukashenko makes worse for himself, not Moscow. Both those, and others, most likely, will perceive what is happening as a sign that his “dictatorial power”, which had seemed unshakable yesterday, was staggering and bursting at the seams. And then the "Maidan" in Minsk will be only a matter of time.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 October 2019 09: 00
    It looks like the team “front”, the 24th is just around the corner?
    1. Conn Offline Conn
      Conn (Conn) 31 October 2019 14: 52
      Senile dementia overtook ...
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 30 October 2019 10: 07
    - Well, personally, I am already on the topic "Belarus wants to replace Russian transit with oil supplies through Ukraine and the Baltic states" I have already spoken in detail about the current situation in Belarus ... - Russia will have to fork out this way and so ... and as soon as possible ... - Otherwise, you will have to pay a thousand times more ... - In general ... - It is high time to change Lukashenka ... - in any way ...
    - I can add to everything that in Solovyov's programs on the Russian TV channel ... - it's also time to change this annoying topic about Dill, expel all these "Ukrop representatives" .. - there is still no sense from it ... - and start the "Belarusian theme" ...
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 October 2019 14: 21
      Or maybe it is better to expel Solovyov himself and close these "transmissions" inciting hatred between the peoples?
      1. Pereira Offline Pereira
        Pereira (Michael) 31 October 2019 20: 03
        Solovyov does not incite hatred. In Ukraine, and without it, they do an excellent job. He simply parasitizes on this topic, diverting the attention of the population from the failures of the authorities within the country ..
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 30 October 2019 10: 28
    Well, who can say that the US special services do not work along the perimeter of our borders with our neighbors ..... Under the USSR, when Eastern Europe was in our zone of influence, there were also the beginnings of "color" revolutions - the uprising in Germany in 1949 and in 1953, in Hungary in 1956, in Czechoslovakia in 1968, in the Baltics in 1989, in Georgia in 1990, in Armenia in the same year, in Ukraine in 2004-2005 and in 2014, and now on queue Belarus .... Yes, there are no real men in power in our country, all some kind of liberalistic squabbles, but in the event of their victory in Russia, with their full power, they can easily arrange an all-Russian massacre of their opponents of such a scale that they envied would be the Catholic Inquisition and Bandera OUN-UPA. So, in order to prevent this from happening in our country, we urgently need to get our hands on our sister, who has already got lost in Europe, the libertine, right up to the change of this collective farmer there to a leader loyal to us, and start a total cleanup of our common space from all European lovers " values ​​"and democracies through a suitcase-station-Europe, and build one single state of ours together, as we did 35 years ago, otherwise Russia will disappear, as the USSR disappeared.
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 30 October 2019 11: 21
      - Yes, it's good that you understand this ... - you are a plus from me ...
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 October 2019 11: 45
    New horror stories - Lukashenko da Maidan ...
    Now every day is not only quietly - horror, but Lukashenko - a nightmare for the layman ...
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 30 October 2019 12: 29
      Have you been satisfied with at least one article on this site? An endless stream of criticism comes from you. Moreover, shapeless, primitive and biased. On the verge of flooding ...
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 October 2019 14: 24
        And what is there to be satisfied with? For the most part, propaganda hype, in half with unverified facts, conspiracy theories, etc.
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 1 November 2019 07: 21
          Name at least one thing that is not true in the article.
      2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 October 2019 23: 21
        Where there is really something worthy - I write there.
        But ukro-yusa-onion-siri-urapraporiv most often - sucks. And it takes% 50.
        1 Lukashenko and 5 Ukraine per day ... - and not a single Honduras ...
  5. marciz Offline marciz
    marciz (Stas) 30 October 2019 13: 18
    The liberals in power in the Kremlin themselves pushed him away from Russia, but the FSB did not inspect him and now they do not know what to do. Ukraine was buried and what this will turn out for ordinary Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians - God alone knows, but that liberals must be driven out of Russian power is simply a necessity, because they will completely destroy Russia, there is a patriotic wing, well, it's time to take on business, people will help, maybe this time the security forces will help !?
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 1 November 2019 08: 47
      But what about FREEDOM? We have the freedom of everything and from everyone! Indeed, in the end, it will have to be recognized that the destruction of the USSR was a crime of the Gorbachev-Yeltsin state apparatus (since they are both from the same bag). And all modern power comes from the same place. Even the GDP did not escape this fate, although it is trying to somehow smooth out something. But what can be done by half measures? After all, declaring any reforms from the state, this very state SHOULD keep them under control. Otherwise, excuse me, you get shit! And here we have freedom - we want and do not follow the directions of the state - we are free people, not slaves! But the fact that these reforms (ANNOUNCED by the state) are not being implemented, outrages us! Yes, how !!! And the fact that we ourselves do not comply with the requirements of the state - again, we are a free country, free people. But that the reforms have not been implemented, we will blame the same state! Here it is - a vicious circle!
      About the same "patriotic wing" - who told you that they WILL fulfill what you declare (or they)? Why do you think they are not idle talkers? What have they DONE that they can be trusted with something? And you are sure that what they will say to YOU, ME, HIM and THIS EXECUTE, we ALL TOGETHER will fulfill, fulfill, "bring to life"? ... Not everything is so simple in this world, in this country (in our country with you!), in this region, in this area, in this city, in this village or village. Most of US WITH YOU will simply ignore what (according to the reformers' plan (in the good sense of the word)) needs to be done. BUT THIS IS THAT THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE PERFORMANCE of everything that they "reformed" is a HUGE minus ... Just like the fact that there is no DEVICE FOR FORCING anything that (IN ESSENCE) we need ourselves, but (!) WE ARE LAZY (this is first), and secondly - we have the same conceit (again), WE, Mlya, are FREE people !!!!!!!!!!!
      While we are with this "by freedom"We will not figure it out, there will be no sense. We do not need this" freedom ", but responsibility. For a lot of things in this life, in this country of ours! ..... and freedom ....... it will not go anywhere and so ........ because freedom is not outside of a person - it is INSIDE US and nothing else ...........
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 30 October 2019 15: 38
    - In general, Russia itself is fooling around ...
    - Well, what does it cost Russia and Belarus to involve in the "development" of Africa .. ??? Make Belarus an eternal subcontractor in this matter; involved in everything and in all this forever "tied accomplice" in this "wet case" ...
    - To attract Belarus to Africa with all its powerful Belarusian heavy career equipment, special tractors, tractors and bulldozers ... - And also to tightly tie it in the supply from Belarus to Africa of all kinds of Belarusian goods ... - petroleum products; textile; consumer goods, etc. ... - Some Belarusian refrigerators will be needed ... - tens of millions ... - Only on the supplies of refrigerators to Africa Belarus can rise above the roof ...
    - Russia, of course, will have to pay for everything; but you still have to pay and forgive the next debts to Africa anyway ... - so at least with benefit (so at least not for nothing ... - as always) ... - even though Belarus is not weak to support and leave it under the wing of Russia ...
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 30 October 2019 23: 12
      I appreciate your good wishes and sacrificial calls dictated by the thought of preserving a union Belarus in the political and civilizational orbit of Russia and the Russian World!
      But it is unlikely that another such Good Deed on the part of Russia will be correctly and properly appreciated by the current Belarusian leadership ?! request
      This will most likely be from the same cycle "No good deed will go unpunished!" and "And Vaska is listening, but eating!" ?!
      The "drift" of the current pro-Western ameroholuev "novolitvinov" and "zmagars", who prevailed in the leadership of Belarus, are no longer any Russian concessions and any multimillion-dollar Russian loans and subsidies, as well as "rational arguments" and "good admonitions" , they will not be able to change - they need to realize their PERSONAL ambitions and mercantile interests, and the fate of fellow citizens (according to one of the passports ?!) - Belarusian residents are of little interest to them, judging by their speeches and "their deeds" ?!
      For me personally, after Lukashenka's Judeo-Mazepa "flirting" about the Great Patriotic War, everything finally became clear and understandable with the "fidgety" supposedly "this is a Russian with a quality mark" - a Belarusian accomplice of the Banderonazis and their Washington masters!
      1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 1 November 2019 09: 04
        Yes, he is afraid of losing power if he unites with Russia - they are all like that (in neighboring countries). They - let the people even rot or go to Russia, but they are KINGS in their swamp !!! And if you begin to integrate (at least in terms of economy) with Russia, then your own population will ask them - AND WHY THE USSR WAS DESTROYED !!!
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    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 1 November 2019 09: 00
      Why do they need it? If they needed it, they would have fussed for a long time. After all, we are two DIFFERENT states, not one! They do not consider it necessary to participate in something joint with Russia. They consider it necessary to demand from us what they consider a DUTY on the part of Russia. For example - to contain them, instead of offering more and more MUTUAL integration (for more profit ... at least) ...
      And here is another such moment .... Do you know why all these "fraternal" republics are in no hurry to bow to Russia (in terms of integration), although their population rushes to work in Russia? (about the Republic of Bashkortostan - here it is a LITTLE different way, but there is a different industry) And here's why - THEY ARE AFRAID OF LOSS OF PERSONAL POWER !!! It's no secret that the power in these "small but very proud" countries is still the same elite that participated in the destruction of the USSR. And so far nowhere and nothing has changed ........ Plus their sitting on the "suction" (well, not all, although in large part) in the West (and try to prove to me that this is not so). And "jumping off the hook" of the West is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE !!!! History has proven this more than once ...
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  8. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 30 October 2019 23: 20
    Know everything in comparison, compare yourself with others!

    Belarus will never be the enemy of Russia! How can you not trust Lukashenka? When he built 100% of the economy under the norms and GOSTs of Russia! For 30 years Lukashenko has preserved the entire Soviet industry of Belarus, having almost no natural resources at all. We forgive Africa's debts, and Belarus is rotten. As soon as we do not name and what we do not predict. As far as I remember, the last gas price for Belarus was 6000 rubles. for 1000 cubic meters The Power of Siberia for China is now ready for launch. Don't they say the price? In terms of trade with Belarus, Russia is up $ 8 billion. Few? We must help our allies. You have to pay for safety! It's just that the liberals are afraid that when they unite, Lukashenka will be elected president. Therefore, they spread rot like Grudinin!
    1. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 31 October 2019 17: 45
      He will still surprise you, get ready!
  9. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 31 October 2019 06: 46
    Strange affair; Slavic peoples, Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians kill, quarrel, break economic, cultural ties; citizens of Britain, Israel, the USA, and Poland are enriched in this.
  10. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 31 October 2019 10: 48
    Belarus urgently needs its own (and our) "Zelensky". Where to find?
  11. Observer1 Offline Observer1
    Observer1 (Anatoly) 31 October 2019 11: 50
    Lukashenko’s authority rested on Russian loans, which extended to Minsk in an endless irrevocable caravan. Accustomed to fattening arias were very excited when they realized that the freebie was over. Used for decades, the methods of blackmail and tales of the allied beggars that Russia receives from Belarus also stopped working. And then a multi-vector theory appeared. This direction was perceived as the new paradigm of Belarus - If you do not want to support Belarus, we are leaving to those who will support us. Good riddance, but only there will be no turning back. This is exactly how the Russian Foreign Ministry interprets proposals for unification. Do not accept it - with God. Ukraine is an example to you.
  12. ustal51 Offline ustal51
    ustal51 (Alexander) 31 October 2019 12: 53
    Nothing terrible happens. The next brothers are bought for American "cookies". Only the harsh truth of life can teach them wisdom ...
  13. fortross Offline fortross
    fortross (Svetlana) 31 October 2019 12: 54
    Now what? Are we waiting for revelations about the "famine of the Belarusian people"?
    1. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 31 October 2019 17: 50
      Demonstrators with placards chase the "Muscovites" all the way to the Kremlin, and the court does not want to consider the complaints.