According to the Russian “opinion” reported on the 13th, Lithuanian President nauseda said on the 12th that Lithuania, together with Latvia and Poland, had drawn up a plan to mediate the crisis in Belarus and threatened to impose sanctions on it if the mediation task failed. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on the 13th that there are external forces trying to destabilize Belarus.
it is reported that since Lukashenko was re elected, the whole country of Belarus has been involved in a wave of protests by opposition organizations for three consecutive days. The police have arrested more than 6000 people and clashed with the protestors. “We are ready to act as a mediator in the process of overcoming the current crisis,” he said. Lithuania, Poland and Latvian proposed the establishment of a National Committee in Belarus to promote dialogue between the authorities and the opposition. ” According to the report, the three countries actually proposed to let Lukashenko surrender and give up power. Lithuanian foreign minister lynk vichus also called on Minsk to hold a new presidential election. But he said that Lithuania was not involved in organizing protests in Belarus and was not interested in destabilizing the country.
in addition, the United States also began to take a tough stance against the White Russian government. U.S. Secretary of state pompeio said on the 13th after talks with the Prime Minister of Slovenia that it is necessary to hold a new presidential election of Belarus under the supervision of international observers. According to the opinion, this shows that the west is now openly interfering in the internal affairs of Belarus and supporting the opposition. Pompeio also said he would not rule out sanctions against Belarus, including a suspension of oil supplies.
in this regard, Russian congressman slotsky said that this shows that the real purpose of the West’s support for the Belarus opposition is to implement a “revolution” similar to that in Ukraine in Belarus and undermine the strategic partnership and cooperation between Minsk and Moscow. The telegraph channel said on the 13th that Lukashenko urgently flew to Moscow to meet Putin. But the Kremlin information office said Putin’s agenda did not include a meeting with Lukashenko.