The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has encouraged European leaders, as well as the United States, to stop worrying about what is happening in their country and focus on the internal problems they face hours before the extraordinary summit of the heads of state and government pass through the state and government of the EU to deal with the crisis in the former Soviet republic.
“I would simply advise, before you point the finger at us, to put the topics of the ‘yellow vests’ in France, the terrible unrest in the United States” or “protests against the lockdown in Germany” on the agenda of your meetings and other European countries, “the president said during a meeting of the Belarusian Security Council, according to the official BelTa agency.
Lukashko stressed that all of these countries have “many problems” and therefore when they talk about Belarus they “divert attention from what is happening in them”.
The country is in a serious political crisis following Lukashenko’s re-election for a sixth term in the August 9 elections. The official result gave him the victory with 80 percent of the vote, compared to 10 percent received by the opposition Svletana Tijanovskaya, but the opposition has denounced fraud and much of the international community does not recognize the result.