Political scientist: Lukashenko's actions actually untied Russia's hands

The current head of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is likely to retain his power after the elections. But the former relations between Minsk and Moscow are unlikely to return. Deputy Committee of the State Duma of Russia for CIS and Compatriots Affairs Konstantin Zatulin discusses possible actions of Russia after the Belarusian presidential campaign in an interview with the newspaper "Moscow Komsomol".

According to the expert, the authorities in Belarus are afraid that Russian election observers will not hide what is happening and “call a spade a spade”. And in general, in the current situation it is not advisable to send Russian representatives to Belarusian polling stations. Russia's attitude to Belarus after the elections will be strongly influenced by the current difficult situation between the countries.

Lukashenka’s actions against the Russian citizens arrested the day before actually untie Russia's hands. Let's see how the Belarusians will react to the results of the campaign, and we will act accordingly. Apparently, Lukashenka will remain with his own people, and the Kremlin will be forced to maintain relations with him. But de jure and de facto are two big differences in diplomacy

- said the Russian political scientist.

The presidential elections in the Republic of Belarus will take place on August 9. But, according to Konstantin Zatulin, what is happening in Belarus bears little resemblance to the real election process - some candidates were arrested, someone left the country, there are no video cameras, the number of observers has been reduced.
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  1. Alexey Semenenko (Alexey Semenenko) 7 August 2020 13: 10
    Not a word about untied hands. Is it like: into nuclear ashes, or until we "cut off the gas"?
    1. polev66 Offline polev66
      polev66 (Alexander) 8 August 2020 06: 44
      It will be necessary, we will block it, especially since the zmagars already owe money for it. The same thief as from the outskirts, only the packaging is different.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 7 August 2020 13: 15
    Akella missed ...
    If you believe the investigation of "Komsomolskaya Pravda", then President Lukashenko Bandera used as a "useful idiot" against Russia. After that, the Russian authorities will continue to communicate with him, which means losing their authority among the people. For the Russian people do not like being held for a sucker ...
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 7 August 2020 13: 44
      Will Lukashenko admit that he was set up? Or will he continue to bend his line that the detainees were preparing to overthrow him?
      Both options are losing to him.

      - Mr. President, I have two news today.
      - Well, then start with a good one.
      - Mr. President, why did you decide that there is good news?
      1. semen Offline semen
        semen (semen) 7 August 2020 16: 27

        Indian brothers, in the valley the whites have killed all the buffaloes and this winter they won't have to eat shit ...
        But there is good news too! I know where there is a lot of it!
    2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 August 2020 16: 39
      According to the investigation by Komsomolskaya Pravda

      - do you believe that?
      1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
        Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 7 August 2020 20: 07
        No, of course, you can only believe Radio Freedom or Ear of Matzo, at worst, your relatives on the mountain slopes.
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 August 2020 21: 05
          Isn't that the newspaper that Carlos interviewed the dispatcher?
      2. grafvoroncov Offline grafvoroncov
        grafvoroncov (Alexander Vorontsov) 8 August 2020 12: 16
        I am YES! AND YOU? - Check what the doubts are?
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 August 2020 14: 22
    Political scientists got divorced ... and all sleek, sleek ...
    What kind of hands? Sell ​​less gas? Fertilizers? Send 33 more sports nutrition sellers to Venezuela ??? Not send a prosecutor there to investigate?

    Or clubs out of hand, and instead of hockey the presidents will play football ???

    IMHO, right now, after the elections, he will bribe our weapons, oil and minerals, and again best friends ...

    Like Erdogan.
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 7 August 2020 14: 28
    Once a betrayer will continue to betray, and he himself confirmed this in an interview with Gordon, when he said that he was expecting meanness from his eastern brothers, but it turned out exactly the opposite, meanness from him.
  5. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 7 August 2020 16: 05
    For a start, all Russian politicians who supported Lukashenka should be dismissed. After all, it was they who did not deign to "notice" how terry Russophobia blossomed in Belarus. Were they all blind, these politicians of Russia? Why does Russia need blind politicians? And only after that it is necessary to take measures against Sasha the Russophobe and his snake nest of Russophobes.
    1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 8 August 2020 09: 06
      I plyusanul, of course, well, you are ... you swung at the bald zeroer. It was he who was "kissing the gum" with him and playing hockey for world champions.
  6. Valery Kuzmin Offline Valery Kuzmin
    Valery Kuzmin (Valery Kuzmin) 8 August 2020 18: 17
    The enemy reporter shouldn't be bothered here. The older brother calmed down the younger and now everything is in order. The role of the provocateur was quickly revealed - Ukraine, and only business.
  7. Sbsakh Offline Sbsakh
    Sbsakh (Svetlana A) 9 August 2020 08: 33
    Let's see what Lukashenko will do against the Russians and will VVP allow our guys to be handed over to bandits from Kiev?