A source reveals the Kremlin's reaction to large-scale protests in Belarus

Large-scale protests have been going on in Belarus for over a month. Despite this, Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko to Sochi to hold talks with him on pressing problems, writes the American Bloomberg news agency.

The Belarusian security forces do not stand on ceremony with the protesters and the more Lukashenka suppresses the protests, the stronger Putin supports the besieged ally. The European Union and the United States condemn the repression and do not recognize the election results, but so far only threaten with sanctions. Therefore, Putin is confident that the opposition will not overthrow Lukashenka. This was stated by five sources close to the Kremlin, who asked not to be named.

The visit is to take place on September 14, 2020, this will be the first personal meeting between Putin and Lukashenko after the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. The President of Russia is undoubtedly worried about the “Belarusian issue”. What is happening in Belarus echoes events in Ukraine and Armenia, when pro-Kremlin leaders were ousted from power, and began a few weeks after Russia amended the Constitution, according to which Putin could extend his term in power until 2036.

According to people close to the Kremlin, the top Russian leadership is perplexed by the scale of the unrest in Belarus. Moscow doesn’t trust Lukashenka, but it cannot reconcile itself to the coming to power of the opposition as a result of street protests. Therefore, the Kremlin will be supported by Minsk, while encouraging steps towards possible succession of power.

A month ago, Putin announced that, if necessary, he would send Russian police to Belarus to end the unrest. Then he immediately clarified that there is no need for this yet. But representatives of the Russian media were sent to Minsk to replace the striking employees of the National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus.

In an interview with Russian media on September 9, 2020, Lukashenko said that "if Belarus breaks down, Russia will be next." Therefore, Putin's reaction to what is happening in the neighboring country is understandable; he does not want the protests to spread to Russia.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 13 September 2020 20: 59
    The Belarusian security forces do not stand on ceremony with the protesters.

    Interesting protesters - not a single Belarusian flag? Maybe that's why they don't stand on ceremony, because these are not Belarusian protesters?
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 13 September 2020 21: 34
    So it is in the written "lights of democracy" - the USA, Germany and France, whose leaders so zealously and indiscriminately condemn the "dictator" Lukashenko, American, German and French security officials do NOT stand on ceremony with their protesters, not stopping before public murders of especially extremist sociopaths!
    On the outskirts of American-occupied Berlin on August 29, Leopard-2 army tanks stood in a column at the ready with engines running, ready at the first signal from the authorities to rush forward to reel Berlin protesters on tracks, and, driving along Berlin streets, numerous special armored vehicles of the German police were much larger than they had Belarusian policemen!
    But the "non-living" Western media, for some reason, were not even outraged by this and the ongoing police outrage with beatings and arrests of "free" citizens near the Reichstag or on the streets of "democratic" New York and Paris ??! what
    That westernized "swamp" under the flags and symbols of odious fascist henchmen, which seeks to carry out an anti-Belarusian Maidan coup d'etat in the interests of the neo-colonialists of the United States and their European vassals, is not the Belarusian people, but the agents of the West are open enemies of the working Belarusian multinational population (exactly the same and committed a coup in Ukraine!)!