German media: Lukashenko miscalculated by betting on Russia


As a result of the tough confrontation between the security forces and the protesting people after the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, Lukashenka's path to the West was virtually cut off. But didn't the Belarusian leader miscalculated when he bet on Russia in these difficult times? Experts of the German newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung argue about this.


In recent years, Belarus and Western countries have outlined a rather shaky, but rapprochement, which was expressed in timid attempts to integrate the country into the Eastern Partnership program, flirt with the US and simplify the visa regime with Europe. Russia, on the other hand, is showing toughness towards its western neighbor and ally, trying to speed up the integration of Belarus into a single state with the Russian Federation - this could put an end to the independence of Belarus.

The conflict with the Russian authorities damages, first of all, the Belarusian side - the population suffers from the suspended supplies of oil products and the rise in energy prices. Lukashenka also miscalculated in the fact that he called Russia a party of interference in the election campaign in Belarus

- notes the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, speaking about the intensification of mutual irritation between Minsk and Moscow.

Lukashenka’s shortsightedness regarding the bet on Russia is also expressed in the fact that he allowed Putin to provide economic pressure on Minsk - the survival of the Belarusian political regime depends on Russian money and support from the Kremlin. Under the current conditions, the Russian Federation may try to get further economic concessions from it.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 13 August 2020 12: 41
    +9
    Lukashenko miscalculated when he began to bite the hand of the Russians, which fed him and the Republic of Belarus. The United States does not feed anyone, but milk everyone properly.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 13 August 2020 18: 08
      0
      Quote: Sapsan136
      USA does not feed anyone

      With the exception of "partners" in NATO, on whose territory they want to deploy nuclear weapons. Trump has already expressed dissatisfaction with this - he demanded unconditional financing of NATO by the Europeans in the amount of at least% prescribed by the agreement (if I am not mistaken - at least 2% of the GDP of a member country).
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 14 August 2020 23: 17
        +1
        With the exception of "partners" in NATO, on whose territory they want to deploy nuclear weapons. Trump has already expressed dissatisfaction with this - he demanded unconditional financing of NATO by the Europeans in the amount of at least% prescribed by the agreement (if I am not mistaken - at least 2% of the GDP of a member country).

        Trump is not going to feed them, but the Pentagon and its military-industrial complex at European expense. If they feed anyone, then all sorts of grant-eating NGOs.
    2. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 14 August 2020 02: 33
      -3
      Nobody fed anyone. Both states operated within the framework of the union state. Mutually beneficial!
    3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 15 August 2020 11: 49
      -1
      G. Lukashenko was frightened by the Crimea and the policy of the Russian Federation, which squeezed economically to make concessions on all issues. To remain independent, he had to look for alternatives everywhere ... Yes, and today's fermentation and weakening of the power of G. Lukashenko is also in line with the Russian Federation's "Surkov's" policy of destabilization and catching benefits in the muddy water created ... This is a game of momentary scams, receiving temporary benefits , but basically strategically failed, as we see in the environment of the Russian Federation - there are no friendly states left AT ALL ...
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 August 2020 13: 22
    +4
    It is not for the Germans, who seized the GDR without a referendum, to talk about the miscalculations of the Belarusians. Nobody forgave the Germans yet for Khatyn!
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 August 2020 13: 52
    0
    IMHO, the Germans write nonsense, judging by our media infe.
    1. Satellite Offline Satellite
      Satellite (Satellite) 14 August 2020 05: 04
      +2
      IMHO, the Germans write nonsense, judging by our media infe.

      NZZ has never been a German newspaper. She is German speaking, but not German.
      Zurich is located in Switzerland.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 August 2020 09: 05
        0
        Under the article - German.
        Do you mean the article is lying?
        1. Satellite Offline Satellite
          Satellite (Satellite) 14 August 2020 10: 56
          0
          Under the article - German.
          Do you mean the article is lying?

          It turns out, yes. This is the opinion of a Swiss newspaper. I did not find any reference to the Germans in this article.
      2. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 14 August 2020 23: 30
        0
        NZZ has never been a German newspaper. She is German speaking, but not German.
        Zurich is located in Switzerland.

        You are right, of course, but the difference is small, the same propaganda, and the readers in Germany. If you do not go into all sorts of Wikipedia, then we write the following about them:

        In Switzerland, the newspaper is known for being fairly objective, featuring in-depth analysis of current events.

        https://inosmi.ru/nzz_ch/

        The pro-Russian Lukashenko is a striking indicator of "objectivity and deep analysis." winked
        hi
        1. Satellite Offline Satellite
          Satellite (Satellite) 15 August 2020 17: 32
          0
          You are right, of course, but the difference is small, the same propaganda, and the readers in Germany.

          Yes, you may be right, but I am still for accuracy in such things.
          Otherwise, what objectivity can be expected from the same "neutral" Switzerland, if everyone interprets the information as he pleases. The involvement of the Swiss is also incomprehensible to me.
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 15 August 2020 17: 52
            0
            The involvement of the Swiss is also incomprehensible to me.

            They work for a well-established circle of readers, and he mostly abroad, in the same Germany. If they write it differently, readers will not understand such tricks.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 13 August 2020 14: 12
    +2
    Hmm, the Germans cannot be denied stupidity ...

    Lukashenka's shortsightedness regarding the bet on Russia is also expressed in the fact that he allowed Putin to exert economic pressure on Minsk - the survival of the Belarusian political regime depends on Russian money and support from the Kremlin.

    Nobody is against it. Let be

    the survival of the Belarusian political regime depends on German money and support from Berlin.

    Is Germany ready to provide economic assistance to Belarus?
    -----
    And one more non-obvious conclusion. The Germans actually admitted that Belarus itself is not a tenant. By the way, like Ukraine.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 13 August 2020 18: 17
      0
      Quote: Bakht
      The Germans ACTUALLY admitted that Belarus itself is not a tenant

      If I am not mistaken, the Belarusian NPP will "cover" up to 30% of the electricity demand. Electricity = production and heat in houses + budget revenues from taxes. It is clear that the termination of the supply of TVELs is an extreme measure that will undermine the confidence of international investors in Rosatom. However, as (Bismarck?) Used to say, what matters in military planning is not intentions (which will change tomorrow), but potential.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 14 August 2020 23: 36
        +1
        If I am not mistaken, the Belarusian NPP will "cover" up to 30% of the electricity demand. Electricity = production and heat in houses + budget revenues from taxes. It is clear that the termination of the supply of TVELs is an extreme measure that will undermine the confidence of international investors in Rosatom. However, as (Bismarck?) Used to say, what matters in military planning is not intentions (which will change tomorrow), but potential.

        KiloVat cannot be smeared on bread. More precisely, you will not be full of electricity alone. Do not consider it a work, look, Satanovsky shows quite curious signs. The economy of the Republic of Belarus is not efficient.

        1. Digital error Offline Digital error
          Digital error (Eugene) 3 September 2020 18: 30
          0
          Quote: 123
          Satanovsky's rather curious tablets shows

          I somehow trust Khazin more. However, the real geniuses are all with "hello". lol
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 3 September 2020 18: 52
            0
            I somehow trust Khazin more. However, real geniuses - all with "hello"

            I prefer to trust facts, people are always subjective. Therefore, he suggested looking at the tablets, and not listening to Satanovsky. hi
    2. free_flier Offline free_flier
      free_flier 14 August 2020 21: 20
      +1
      Their dreams have always been that while the brothers Belarusians and non-brothers Ukrainians feed from the Russian hand, but at the same time they bite and bark at the owner of the hand.
  5. Kostyar Offline Kostyar
    Kostyar 13 August 2020 14: 40
    +3
    The United States receives from everyone, and Russia maintains everyone and wipes it off from spitting, "thanks" to the liberalism of not plundering the country
  6. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 13 August 2020 18: 24
    +1
    As for the "prosperous" West - stupidity or wretched attempts at propaganda. Whom do they "treat" to? After all, information is available, and "living examples" are before your eyes, as they say.
  7. Igor Gul Offline Igor Gul
    Igor Gul (Igor Gul) 13 August 2020 18: 39
    0
    FIG you, not Belarus!
  8. olpin51 Offline olpin51
    olpin51 (Oleg Pinegin) 13 August 2020 18: 54
    +5
    I don’t understand what the West could offer RB. Only "democratic freedoms" and loans from the IMF, as in Ukraine. Get into debt and dismantle your wasteful production. We will give you the rest, of course, not for free. Why did the economically developed RB surrendered to them.
  9. John Silver_2 Offline John Silver_2
    John Silver_2 (John Silver) 13 August 2020 21: 59
    +5
    Again, the next suckers will bite the American nishtyaki. The USSR was destroyed for a bottle of Pepsi-Cola and a Marlboro block. Ukraine for a bag of cookies. These will now be taken for the right to wash dishes in Poland.
    1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 14 August 2020 02: 35
      +1
      So the Russian Empire was destroyed for the promise to distribute the land to the people, which was then taken away, all!
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  11. Sidor sidorini Offline Sidor sidorini
    Sidor sidorini (Sidor) 13 August 2020 23: 48
    0
    And who said that the Germans are looking for the truth?
    They huddle the burghers, laying the right point of view in them.
  12. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 13 August 2020 23: 55
    -2
    German media: Lukashenko miscalculated by betting on Russia

    Bury Me Behind the Baseboard.
  13. Satellite Offline Satellite
    Satellite (Satellite) 14 August 2020 05: 07
    +1
    The author is a two in geography. Zurich is not in Germany.
  14. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 14 August 2020 08: 53
    0
    Luke showed that even a normal individual leader sooner or later becomes inadequate.
  15. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 14 August 2020 23: 14
    0
    But didn't the Belarusian leader miscalculated when he bet on Russia in these difficult times?

    Did he bet on Russia? belay One such "pro-Russian" is already in Rostov. However, what else can you hear from the German propagandists. winked