“Ready to use the army”: Lukashenko loses control over the situation


The President of Belarus often blames the West for his problems. However, now, on the eve of the presidential election, Lukashenko’s mood has changed - he, losing control of the situation in the country, blames Russia for this. The American edition of The New York Times analyzes the Belarusian events and the attempts of the country's leader to shift responsibility for them to the hirelings of the Kremlin.


During a Friday speech on economic issues in the capital, Alexander Lukashenko announced the disruption of the plot of instigators of rebellion. A day earlier, Viktor Babariko, the former head of the Russian bank and current rival Lukashenko, was arrested in the presidential election in Belarus on August 9.

Masks are ripped off, not only from those who wear them, but also from their foreign owners

- commented Lukashenko on the arrest of Babariko.

Few people doubt that in this case the head of the country means Russia.

The youth of Belarus has long criticized the president, relying mainly on senior citizens who remember the times of the USSR. But the presidential campaign shows that the discontent of people is not exhausted only by the younger generation and affected political the elite of the country. The support of the political rivals of the current president is growing in Belarus. The rampant coronavirus also adds fuel to the fire, or rather, inept attempts by the authorities to cope with the epidemic. According to surveys conducted in April, only one third of the country's population trusts the current owner of Belarus.

Another rival of Lukashenko for the presidency, former businessman and video blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky, was arrested. He was also accused of ties to the Russian Federation through an oligarch affiliated with Moscow. According to investigators, $ 1 million was found in Tikhanovsky’s house, and the authorities saw the Kremlin’s hand in his activities.

According to the founder of the consulting company in Minsk and the Sense-Analytics research group Artyom Shraibman, now Lukashenko no longer blames the Western countries for all the troubles. Times have changed, and Russia is becoming the target of attacks by the president. Lukashenko’s departure from the Russian Federation became especially noticeable after Mike Pompeo’s visit to Belarus in February and the appointment of the US ambassador to Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko’s mood is also affected by his disagreement with Moscow’s position on the issue of oil and gas prices.

In case of aggravation of the situation, Lukashenko is ready to use the forces of the army. When visiting the 38th Brest Separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade on June 22, the President said that the task of the troops now is to ensure security and stability in society.

In this situation, the task of the army and special operations forces is to defend the Fatherland, maintain stability and harmony in society. This is my order.

- said the Belarusian leader.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 June 2020 18: 54
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    “Ready to use the army”: Lukashenko loses control over the situation

    - It is unlikely that Lukashenka will be able to keep the situation under control by "Chinese methods" .... - duplicating and using the "brutal effect" of the long-standing events in Tiananmen Square ...
  2. Evgeniy2020 Offline Evgeniy2020
    Evgeniy2020 (Eugene Boni) 22 June 2020 19: 32
    +2
    He was tired of the people, just like Putin. They say something a lot and something is correct, but ... fat overgrown and eliminated competitors. You can’t sit so much, it should be a shame.
    1. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) 23 June 2020 17: 03
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      He was tired of the people, just like Putin. They say something a lot and something is correct, but ... fat overgrown and eliminated competitors. You can’t sit so much, it should be a shame.

      I won’t argue, I respect your personal opinion, but let me ask you which competitors Putin has eliminated?
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 June 2020 19: 54
    -5
    And, according to our cheers, Lukashenko loses control every six months. Therefore, he must run into the arms of his big brother ...
    Just something is not running.

    And the reason is simple - money. "Prices for oil and gas", weapons, cheese, and so on, so on, so on ...
  4. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 22 June 2020 20: 00
    +4
    Well, if the army is involved, then Ukraine-2 will turn out in full, most likely. The fact that a furry animal sneaks up to him is true, and according to the classics of the genre, it sneaks up from the other side where it does not wait. Drive to Russia, and then with a brazen nasty smile again to ask for money, gas and so on, will be.
    The crafty one is already tired of everything in Belarus, and even those who once supported him. Sly keeps only thanks to power structures and all!
  5. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 23 June 2020 00: 21
    +3
    AHL has not learned anything from the sad experience of its Ukrainian colleagues - "uncontested European integrators" Yanukovych-Azarov ?!
    Those, too, being elected to power by the votes of the pro-Russian-minded Russian-speaking majority of the Ukrainian population, began to recklessly flirt with the Russophobic nationalists and promote, alien to their own voters, the majority of the population, anti-Russian directed "European integration" and "NATO partner" pro-Washington "projects"!
    Lukashenko, like a straw bull on a string, the Washington puppeteers lead exactly the same path as Yanukovych, only the role of "watching (her, his)" agent of influence under him is not played by Bandera Anna German (wow, this insidious American aunt spassed the name of the wonderful Polish-Soviet Singer!), and the pro-American "neolitvin" Makei (by the way, not a descendant of the ancient Jewish Maccabean clan ?! winked This "Lithuanian" Jew Makei from "Belarus" is akin to the "Ukrainian" Jew Bene from "Ukraine", he and he are pursuing an equally pro-Western, Russophobic-anti-Russian policy of sowing interethnic hatred between Russians, Belarusians and Little Russians ?!)! request
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 23 June 2020 09: 14
      +1
      All this, of course, is good ... What to do?
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 23 June 2020 15: 20
        +3
        hi I thought, I thought, I even paused for the "admiral's hour" to "pump in the subconscious" during sleep, winked before answering, comrade A.Lex.
        Therefore, IMHO;
        All this of course Not good, what is happening in my native Belarus, is coming now!
        But nothing optimistic (real, not theoretical fantasies with "good wishes") comes to mind!
        Too blinded by the authorities, the AHL has made many mistakes; it too does not reach the level of competencies of an effective leader even of such a small republic of the former USSR.
        While Russia subsidized billions of dollars for his "stories" about "Belarusians are Russians with a quality mark" and the alleged aspiration of the Republic of Belarus to the Union State, "Belarusian socialism" was relatively viable.
        Although the blind could see how the most active initiator of the "idea of ​​the State Council of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Russian Federation", the Belarusian "father", "got bored" in this matter, when an approximately "equal in mind", but ambivalent, falling apart disabled person, EBN was replaced by a relatively young , the energetic and tough pragmatist Vladimir Putin with a more developed and broad thinking than the "former party organizer of the state farm" - the chances of AHL to "steer" the Union State have dropped to zero, but even without Russian subsidies, its "rule" would be "covered" - therefore, his "brotherly rhetoric" has remained unchanged!
        Russia also showed generous carelessness, being content mainly with "assurances of alliance" and, for its part, did not take decisive steps towards integration, although there were "alarm bells", at least in the situation on 08.08.08/XNUMX/XNUMX, when the "father" did not behave according to -allied! No.
        But, how would they "understand and forgive" "their son" in the Kremlin, turn a blind eye to this serious "flight" ?!
        And there were a lot of such moments - anti-Russian rhetoric "for our own" and touching scenes with "brotherly sacks of potatoes" in the Kremlin, with the growing propaganda of Russophobic "Lithuanianism", latent-nationalist planting of "Slutsk belts in every family", signs of Minsk streets and the metro, removal of the Russian language, which is spoken by the majority of Belarusians, from everyday life and street names in Belarusian cities and villages, statements about the alleged “use of Belarusians by other states in non-our wars”, leapfrog with riots that do not suit the drifting to the West Minsk, anti-Russian hysterics and the pointedly humiliated servility of Lukashenko and Makei before the visiting Washington emissary ...
        All this was seen and seen by the citizens of the Republic of Belarus and, every day disappointed in him, the voters of the AHL, many of whom were now lining up to sign for the "alternative candidates".
        After all, only the most stupid and "natsvidomye" do not understand that no America and Europe will help Belarus, but only aims to punch RB and "impose anaconda" on Russia!
        Neighboring Poland does not conceal its revenge-seeking territorial appetites and brazenly intervenes (as in Ukraine) in the internal affairs of the Republic!
        The standard of living of the majority of Belarusians in the last years of government, more and more anti-Russian, "merged" AHL, only falls and the people scatter to work and permanent residence in Russia, Poland, the Baltic states and even further ...
        So, the "Maidan Square" in Minsk will most likely take place, and there much will depend on external players - the pro-Western environment of the "lost in three chairs" AGL will betray him in the same way as betrayed and in the same way the "lost" allegedly "pro-Russian" "uncontested European integrator" Yanukovych, his pro-Western encirclement in Ukraine.
        PapaKoli lost his pro-Russian-minded voters, but he did not gain new ones from the "zmagars" and "neolitvin", and sympathizers with them, although he fawned upon them and crawled before them, as well as before the Washington puppeteers of these opponents!
        I do not know what to do! Everything is so neglected and aggravated by the AHL, blinded by the desire only to be at the "helm of the authorities", who clearly does not think in practice about the consequences of his personal aspirations for the country and his compatriots, and after all, everything was in his hands - he could make the right choice, but "a personal chair "all overshadowed ?!
        His rivals in the "presidential race" are also too small and their intentions are not clear, they are unlikely to make the life of Belarusians better, but the "father" has already gone bad, lost his horizon and drove himself and the country into a dead end! request
        It’s very sad, comrade A.Lex, because Belarus and Belarusians are one of the best parts of my life, my own blood, my beloved graves in the Belarusian land!
        With all my heart I wish all adequate Belarusians Peacefully and without loss to get out of these ridiculous Troubles, Adequate Leadership of the country, Well-being, Work on the Soul and Worthy Life, Summer Holidays with Relatives, Health and Happiness! good
        God bless you, my dear Belarusians!
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 24 June 2020 15: 57
          +2
          ... then Rostov is closing for AHL?
          I had a thought here ... If the Yankees are interfering with and without in the internal affairs of different states (up to the introduction of military contingents) ... then maybe the Russian Federation can do that too - when they bring you to the limit (like the events of the Maidan) , then (in connection with the appeal of the citizens of the Republic of Belarus to the leadership of the Russian Federation for help to the Bratsk people), maybe we can do the same - take the Belarusian people under protection by introducing a limited contingent?
  6. Dress your bast shoes, Papa Lou, and uncle Vanya! And not tooooo ... in short, chopping off the Vitebsk, Mogilev and Gomel regions!