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Day by day Lukashenko fades. Belarus moves closer to dangerous power vacuum (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 635.

Via RT (https://www.rt.com/russia/498309-belarus-affairs-putin-merkel-talk/)….

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told his German and French counterparts Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that any attempt by outside forces to intervene in the political crisis in Belarus would be counterproductive.

In two separate phone calls on Tuesday, initiated by Berlin and Paris, Putin stressed that placing external pressure on the leadership in Minsk is unacceptable. Russia and Belarus have formal military and political alliances, via the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and a ‘union state’ agreement.

According to the German side, Chancellor Merkel told Putin that Alexander Lukashenko’s government must stop using violence against peaceful demonstrators, enter into a dialogue with the opposition, and immediately release political prisoners.

The chancellor’s comments came amid various discussions among European Union members about how to address the situation in Belarus. EU ministers agreed last Friday to draw up a list of targets for a new round of sanctions, and politicians in Poland and Lithuania, and other states, have pushed for interventions, to various degrees.


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Day By Day Lukashenko Fades. Belarus Moves Closer To Dangerous Power Vacuum by The Duran

Day by day Lukashenko fades. Belarus moves closer to dangerous power vacuum. The Duran Quick Take: Episode 635. Via RT (https://www.rt.com/russia/498309-belarus-affairs-putin-merkel-talk/)…. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told his German and French counterparts Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that any attempt by outside forces to intervene in the political crisis in Belarus would be counterproductive.

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

I do not see President Lukashenko “fading” at all. On the contrary. Belarusian troops are exercising close to the border with Poland and Lithuania, while Russian troops have been moved to the border with Belarus. Both armies are ready for intervention. Police vans and prison lorries have been seen moving to the centre of Minsk to take in unruly rioters. President Lukashenko publicly declared he will not cede.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

TASS:

Russian envoy to Belarus states he will not meet with opposition representatives

https://tass.com/politics/1191039

Tim McDonnell
Tim McDonnell
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

I totally agree Olivia, just because President Lukashenko is wiping his brow does not mean he is fading. Has anyone stopped to think it’s summer in Belarus and it get’s damn hot and I should know, at around this time of year in 2012 I was in Belarus visiting a friend and I’ve never know heat like it especially in Minsk which is just like a big storage heater. I fared better in January 2013 with temp’s getting as low as – 20 C.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Tim McDonnell
August 18, 2020

Yes, Tim, I also think that President Lukashenko is wiping sweat from his face because it is hot in Belarus. We are in August now, in full summer. The headline that President Lukashenko is “fading” is really silly. I wonder who invented this nonsense. On the contrary, he is strengthening under pressure.I admire this man’s stamina, courage and endurance. The straw men in the EU would have had a heart attack in such circumstances. Not Alexander Lukashenko! He is putting the troops on combat alert along the border and places the rioters in jail! Bravo! I am all for it.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 20, 2020

I must say the choice of this top photo is most unfortunate! It speaks louder than a thousand words in its negativity. Could no better photo of President Lukashenko have been found?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 20, 2020

Would the editors of this website also show their own Greek President in such a pose? Or maybe a Greek Orthodox dignitary picking his nose or scratching his butt? A little more objectivity and respect would be appropriate.

Fitzpons
Fitzpons
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

Olivia evidently knows a great deal more than the rest of us about Belarus and on this I can’t see her getting it wrong. I didn’t hear anything from Alex or Alexander to offer any credible evidence to support their contention that Lukashenko is on his way out or even weakened. On the contrary they admitted that there is no credible alternative and all the levers of state are very much still supporting him. Power vacuums don’t happen. Civil wars or anarchy yes, but not vacuums. There seems no likelihood of a civil war however much discontent there is. I… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Fitzpons
August 19, 2020

I live in Moscow, Fitzpons. This is much closer to Minsk than either Cyprus, Greece or London. This could be a reason why Alex and Alexander are not well informed about the events in Belarus. The text above is from RT. I find this source not very reliable. I have noticed since 2014, that the English speaking office of RT is full of western agents. I find TASS more reliable. It is an independent Russian news agency close to the Russian Government. For Belarus, BELTA is the best source of news, it is the state news agency. President Lukashenko has… Read more »

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FlorianGeyer
FlorianGeyer
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

When I saw the mass protests by females mostly attractive and between the ages of 20 and 35 at a guess , I was suspicious that these females had been groomed by an outside force. The images of well dressed females holding flowers etc reminded me of the Hollywood movie, ‘Gone with the wind’.

US AID is openly supporting’demonstrators’ on its web site and US AID is funded by the CIA.

I am sure there are issues in Belarus, as there are everywhere else, but turning Belarus into a Ukraine 2.0 is a Wet Dream for NATO and Pompeo.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  FlorianGeyer
August 19, 2020

Thank you for this interesting comment, Florian Geyer. I had not looked at these females closely. So this is the Hollywood version of “Protests in Minsk”, a CIA edited movie about the Western secret services changing the world according to their gusto. I had noticed, however, the white-red-white flags, they are Nazi flags from the times of Nazi occupation in Belarus.

Clarity
Clarity
Reply to  FlorianGeyer
August 19, 2020

In that part of the world women won’t leave the house in their lounge wear but dress for the occasion, are presentable in public. You have simply gotten used to the poor dress standard elsewhere in the world, and weight standard. Not saying that outside influence is not a factor. What is far more telling is the professional protest gear, like these massive flags and professionally printed banners and signs, the uniform, almost professional look. A grass roots protest has a far more homemade appearance. Even the shortest glimpse has to influence and that is what is happening here. The… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

These beautifully dressed ladies all wore the same type of white dress, specially made for them in an expensive Hollywood dress maker’s studio. Normal women in Belarus do not dress like that. This is a CIA production, 100 %!

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

The rioters in Minsk are marching with the flags and symbols that were approved by the military of the German Reich under their protectorate “Belarus” in 1918.

These flags and symbols were then used again after “The Belarusian Central Council (BZR) was founded by the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) on December 21, 1943 in Minsk

See: Mark Alexander: “Nazi Collaborators, American Intelligence, and the Cold War. The Case of the Byelorussian Central Council. University of Vermont Graduate College Dissertations and Theses”, No. 424, 2015, p. 1.

Those who use the flags today, are fascists and Nazis.

Clarity
Clarity
Reply to  FlorianGeyer
August 19, 2020

Can you post a link where US AID is openly supporting demonstrators? Can’t find anything there. Thanks.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

You could google that yourself;.

https://www.usaid.gov/belarus

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

US AID has a habit of supporting Maidan coup attempts hiddenly, not openly. US AID has a special website for Belarus. They certainly do not advertise how much money the white dresses of those “protest ladies” cost. Nor will they openly advertise how many US dollars the Chernobyl brain-damaged dumb cow posing as “opposition candidate” pocketed. To believe that US AID does anything straightforwardly and honestly is very naive.

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

Russian President Putin told Angela Merkel on the phone to mind her own business and not meddle in Belarusian affairs.

TV Mir 24:

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 20, 2020

In Mogilev there was a demonstration to help and support President Lukashenko. The people did not wave the fascist Nazi flag of 1943 in white-red-white, they waved the actual Belarusian flag in red and green, because they are true patriots. Furthermore, the women were not young Hollywodian “stars”, all dressed equally in angelic white, no, these were normal Belarusian women, farmers, factory workers, in normal clothes. No Hollywood show here, paid by the CIA.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 20, 2020

Demonstration for President Lukashenko in Mogilev:

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 20, 2020

Mir 24 TV

Demonstration for President Lukashenko, for stability and peace and order in Belarus, against those white-clad outlandish looking young cows, with the Nazi flags, undermining peace and quiet in Belarus. People are furious!

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 20, 2020

And who will pay for all the damage that has been done to Belarus? Who will pay for the billions that those white-clad Hollywood cows with their fascist Nazi flags did to parks, public infrastructure, etc? Will the cows pay? They should all be arrested, placed in a Gulag and forced to daily hard labour of a minimum twelve hours per day, to restore everything that they damaged. IDIOTS! PARASITES! LIVING AT THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE! They should all be liquidated. Place them along a wall and SHOOT THEM ALL!

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 20, 2020

WILL THE CIA PAY FOR THE DAMAGE?
WILL FAT POMPEO PAY FOR THE DAMAGE?
WILL DRIED RAISIN OLD GRANDMA MERKEL PAY FOR THE DAMAGE?
WILL THE POLISH AND LITHUANIAN IDIOTS PAY FOR THE DAMAGE?
WHO WILL PAY THE STATE OF BELARUS?
WHO?
MAYBE ALEX AND ALEXANDER COULD SEND SOME MONEY TO THE STATE OF BELARUS?

jpthiran
jpthiran
August 18, 2020

…interesting updates…thank you…

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  jpthiran
August 18, 2020

…I’m refering to Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris obviously…

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  jpthiran
August 19, 2020

the new presidential candidate in Minsk:
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Olivia Kroth
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August 19, 2020

new presidential candidate for Belarus, is vacationing in Lithuania for a while:
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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020
Olivia Kroth
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August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

BELTA:

President Lukashenko – Government will never fall in Belarus

https://eng.belta.by/president/view/lukashenko-government-will-never-fall-in-belarus-132624-2020/

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

BELTA:

Scheduled Air Force flights in progress to protect Belarusian borders

https://eng.belta.by/society/view/scheduled-air-force-flights-in-progress-to-protect-belarusian-border-132655-2020/

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

BELTA:

Foreign Ministries of Belarus and Finland reaffirm commitment to dialogue

https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/foreign-ministries-of-belarus-finland-reaffirm-commitment-to-dialogue-132646-2020/

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

BELTA:

President Lukashenko, “We have held an election, there will be no other”

https://eng.belta.by/president/view/lukashenko-weve-held-an-election-there-will-be-no-other-132617-2020/

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jpthiran
jpthiran
August 18, 2020

…Oliva relax…your neck vein can explode… 🙂

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Olivia Kroth
Reply to  jpthiran
August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

BELTA:

President Lukashenko pledges adequate response to provocations

https://eng.belta.by/president/view/lukashenko-pledges-adequate-response-to-provocations-132623-2020/

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

What is the background of the failed Belarus-Majdan coup? The only opposition candidate in the Belarusian election, Tichanovskaya, is the unknown wife of a little-known blogger. She is an uninteresting, unimportant figure, like the US puppet Guaido in Venezuela. She was mainly used by the imperialist countries to formally recognize her as new “President” instead of Alexander Lukashenko.  All members of the opposition understood very well that the Tichanovskaya election victory could not be won under any circumstances, so that there was no point in discussing her programme, views and statements. In fact, she has no programme at all. She… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

The new Joan of Arc’s voyage: from Chernobyl fallout to Minsk fallout

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

THE DAILY SABAH:

Belarus has started military drills on its western border, close to neighbouring Poland and Lithuania.
Belarus’s defense ministry said Sunday that it would hold military exercises in Grodno region from Monday to Thursday. The military drills were announced after Lukashenko accused NATO of a military build-up in Lithuania and Poland near Belarus’s western border.
Meanwhile, Lukashenko said on Monday there would be no new presidential election.
“You should never expect me to do something under pressure,” he was quoted as saying. “They (new elections) won’t happen.”

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

NATO:

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

THE MOSCOW TIMES:

President Lukashenko awards “Impeccable Service” Medals to Security Forces following coup crackdown

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/18/lukashenko-awards-impeccable-service-medals-to-security-forces-following-protest-crackdown-a71184

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

ECFR: Russia’s military manoeuvres at the Belarus border – a message to the West 18th August, 2020 All eyes are on Moscow. Lukashenko has already called on Vladimir Putin to intervene and has ordered Belarus’s best military units to move from the Russian to the Polish border in order to frame the protests as a form of NATO hybrid intervention. At the same time, there is currently a lot of military traffic on Russia’s side of the Belarusian border. In 2016, Russia moved its 144th Motor Rifle Division close to the Belarusian border, which has now been reinforced by the 28th Motorised Brigade. Given that… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE:

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

 August 18, 2020

The Guardian reports that the wannabe “presidential candidate” of Belarus was a Chernobyl-damaged child. She probably is brain damaged until this very day, thinking she could pose as “candidate” in Belarus, the dumb cow.

THE GUARDIAN:
Tikhanovskaya was one of the “Chernobyl children”, whose health was either directly or indirectly affected by the radioactive fallout of the 1986 nuclear disaster in neighbouring Ukraine …..

Well, that says it all. Could the CIA not find any better puppet than this brain-damaged idiot?

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

…lol…you are the only one that looks brain-damaged here… 🙂

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  jpthiran
August 19, 2020

xxx

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August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

 August 18, 2020

MEDUZA:

“Controlled by puppeteers” – Here is what President Lukashenko said about the failed coup d’etat in Belarus

https://meduza.io/en/feature/2020/08/10/controlled-by-puppeteers

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

President Alexander Lukashenko talks about the failed coup attempt in Belarus and promises to respect the Belarusian Constitution:

Mir 24 TV

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

ISW – INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR: WARNING: RUSSIA AND BELARUS LAUNCH MILITARY EXERCISES — Aug 17, 2020 — By George Barros — Russia and Belarus are conducting military exercises in multiple locations. Izvestia reported the Russian combined arms army (CAA), presumably the 6th CAA, of the Western Military District began large-scale exercises with 3,500 personnel in Leningrad Oblast on August 17.  It is unclear whether these exercises were prescheduled or snap. Belarus began its own exercises in Grodno near the Polish border on August 17. Tank, missile, artillery, air, and air defense units from Belarus, including the 6th and 11th mechanized brigades… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

NATO AND THE WARSAW PACT PART I:

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

STARS AND STRIPES: Lukashenko claimed Sunday that NATO forces were 15 minutes from Belarus’ western borders with Poland and Lithuania. “NATO troops are at our gates. Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and … Ukraine are ordering us to hold new elections,” he told supporters at a rally in the capital city of Minsk, according to Reuters news agency.  He warned Belarusians that their country would “die as a state” if new polls were held, Reuters also reported. Results show Lukashenko won 80.1% of the vote while opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya garnered 10.1%. Tsikhanouskaya was detained for seven hours after lodging a complaint over… Read more »

Tim McDonnell
Tim McDonnell
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

Olivia, I love all of your posts, they are so well informed and thank you.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Tim McDonnell
August 18, 2020

You are welcome, Tim. I love Belarus, the Belarusian people and admire their President. Long live Belarus! Freedom and Independence!

jpthiran
jpthiran
August 18, 2020

…lol…Olivia, now you became a SPAMer ?… 🙂

Sean
Sean
Reply to  jpthiran
August 19, 2020

Dare say where you took your lessons.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  jpthiran
August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

BELTA:

President Lukashenko slams opposition’s programme as total failure

https://eng.belta.by/president/view/lukashenko-slams-oppositions-program-as-total-failure-132669-2020/

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

TASS:

Belarus puts troops along western border on full combat alert

https://tass.com/world/1191107

John Ellis
August 18, 2020

NEW LAW

  1. Everyone may earn all that there brains and sex appeal can muster.
  2. Everyone must give all their excessive wealth to any worthy cause.
  3. All shall rot in prison if caught with more than needed for a comfortable life.
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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

ANADOLU NEWS AGENCY:

Belarus deploys troops on western border

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/belarus-deploys-troops-on-western-border/1945918#

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

HEIL EURO! SIEG HEIL!

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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

PRIVATE RUSSIAN VIDEO:

Trucks and military vehicles without number plates and without Russian flag (probably ROSGUARDIA) are seen moving towards the Russian border with Belarus:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/belarus-deploys-troops-on-western-border/1945918#

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

This is the link for the Russian video:

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

Unidentified trucks are moving from Moscow along the Moscow-Minsk road. There are no number plates on the vehicles, no identification numbers. The stripes on the sides of the trucks are erased (Russian National Guard. The identification marks on the uniforms of the soldiers inside have been removed. The escort can see the uniforms of special forces without signs, in the back seats there are suitcases and matyugalniks # Minsk # Moscow # Belarus # Belarus # Russia # Rosguard # militia # police # Lukashenko # Putin # VV Колонна с неизвестными движется в сторону области из Москвы по дороге Москва… Read more »

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

…a bit of intimidation here!…democracy is not in Putin and Lukas agenda and they are afraid of unarmed civilians…so, the best solution is to call the army!…in fact, they are just cowards that have no courage to face the problems…the solution is always endless brutality…since 1917 that Communists spread terror, famine and death all over the would against there own citizens and the others…no wonder Belarus want’s to escape this miserable faith!…for those that like to live in denial I just remember Holodomor…

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  jpthiran
August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

UNIAN INFORMATION AGENCY: Kremlin deploying Russian Guard troops to Belarus border – media (Photo, video) 09:00, 17 August 2020 WORLD 5605 0 Multiple photos and videos shot by eyewitness show convoys of trucks and paddy wagons without plates. Eyewitnesses’ photo The Kremlin is deploying its RosGuardia [Russian Guard] troops and paddy wagons to the border with Belarus, an OSINT group has reported. The Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), a group of independent investigators of armed conflicts, posted the relevant report on its Facebook page, citing multiple photos and videos shot by eyewitnesses and information coming from journalists. Fontanka A convoy of… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

UNIAN INFORMATION AGENCY: Belarusian military transport aircraft begin to regularly fly to Russia and back 17:55, 18 August 2020 WORLD 1073 0 The officials assured the flights were associated with military competitions within the framework of the ArMY-2020 international games. Belarusian military transport aircraft fly to Russia / Photo from TUT.by A number of flights of Belarusian military transport aircraft and other planes to Russia have been recorded over the past few days. This is evidenced by screenshots from the Flightradar airspace tracking service, according to TUT.by. Read also Lukashenko intimidates protesters with Russia’s potential “reaction” For example, on August… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

NATO AND THE WARSAW PACT PART II:

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TEP
TEP
August 19, 2020

Lukashenko will survive but I think it is obvious that he has been damaged in the longer term. Russia knows his East-West balancing act has been dangerous (although the West has now overtly ditched him) and Russia may view the current instability as a long overdue need to firm up her security at this defensively strategic location. One way to do this would be for Russia to effectively annex Belarus but clearly this can not be done without significant cost and political risk. TEP.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  TEP
August 19, 2020

I, on the contrary, do not think that President Alexander Lukashenko has been damaged at all. He has a very strong personality and is an experienced leader, governing Belarus since 1994, which means 26 years. He is three times as old as most of these white-clad silly cows running up and down the Minsk streets with their white-red-white Nazi flags. If the West has “overtly ditched” him, all the better. Then, hopefully, he will finally have peace. Of course, the Russian Federation is firming up security around Belarus. This is a very good idea, and President Lukashenko welcomes it. Both… Read more »

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Clarity
Clarity
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

Some things will be beyond his control. No matter the strength or experience. No one is infallible. Especially since the west has declared him a target (hence the guaidoing of the last election). That they ditched him is the wrong way to put it. He is a marked man and I have to agree with Alexander in the video, he has been trying to dance on too many weddings at once to be able to count on friends, because he hasn’t been much of one himself. Also considering his age, just a matter of time now. If he is smart… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 20, 2020

I believe that Alexander Lukashenko does not care whether the West has declared him a “target”. He despises the West, and he definitely does not see himself as a “target”. He is proud of his heritage and his success. Belarus is well integrated into CSTO and the Eurasian Economic Union. The first is a military alliance, the second an economic alliance. Both serve President Lukashenko’s interests very well. In politics, you do not need “friends”, you need allies, and Belarus has got enough of those. From your comment I can see that Westerners totally misunderstand the situation in Belarus, as… Read more »

david
david
August 19, 2020

Israel Shamir has an interesting opinion in an article which mostly agrees with the comments here:

http://www.israelshamir.com/article/belarus-on-the-brink/

Whatever happened with the IMF, Lukashenko did not lock down the country so Belarus stands as a success along with Sweden for not destroying its economy.

Look at the crowds in Minsk. No one is wearing face diapers.

Lukashenko won by 80%. Any credible evidence of voter fraud? One needs better reasons for removing an effective leader than just “we’re tired of you”.

I was in Minsk and Brest 3 years ago and would like to go back!

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

UNIAN INFORMATION AGENCY: Lukashenko on call with Merkel: ‘West or East should not make me toe the line’ 02:30, 18 August 2020 WORLD 813 0 The German government, in turn, denied this statement. Lukashenko has briefed on Merkel’s call / REUTERS Visiting MZKT, a Minsk-based manufacturer of heavy off-road vehicles, Alexander Lukashenko has told MZKT workers that German Chancellor Angela Merkel called him, but the German government has denied this information. “Yesterday Merkel called: ‘I want to talk.’ [Lithuanian President Gitanas] Nauseda and others … ‘We want to talk’ … The West or the East should not make me toe the… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

TASS:

President Lukashenko urges EU not to discuss Belarus but to focus on its own problems

https://tass.com/world/1191347

Olivia Kroth
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August 19, 2020

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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

TASS:

President Lukashenko thanked workers who did not join the strikes

https://tass.com/world/1191383

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

BELTA 19.08.2029 Lukashenko unveils decisions of Security Council session At the session MINSK, 19 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has announced the decisions taken at the Security Council session held by a video link with the participation of regional leaders on 19 August. The president gave instructions aimed at stabilization of the situation in the country, including instructions to maintain security, order and uninterrupted operation of companies, organizations and mass media outlets, and instructions to inform foreign leaders on the situation in Belarus, BelTA has learned. To the State Border Committee:“I instruct the State Border Committee to reinforce… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

BELTA 19.08.2020 Belarusian government estimates damage from protests in excess of $500m Valery Belsky. An archive photo MINSK, 19 August (BelTA) – Damage from protests in Belarus has already exceeded $500 million, BelTA learned from Valery Belsky, aide to the Belarus president for matters of the financial and credit system. The official said: “Losses from protest actions go beyond the Br500,000 spent on restoring flower beds and lawns. The current damage has already exceeded $500 million. The deferred damage is estimated in the billions. Foundations of the foreign loans system that took years to establish have been broken. The country’s… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

BELTA 19.08.2020 Kremlin: Russian military hardware stays in Russia Dmitry Peskov. Photo courtesy of TASS MOSCOW, 19 August (BelTA) – Russian military hardware is located in the territory of the Russian Federation, BelTA learned from Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov on 19 August. Asked to comment on mass media reports about columns of Russian army vehicles heading to the Belarusian border, Dmitry Peskov said: “Russian military hardware is located in the entire territory of the Russian Federation, this is why there is nothing to comment in this case.” “As for the Collective Security Treaty, the Treaty… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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August 19, 2020

NATO AND THE WARSAW PACT PART III:

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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

BELTA 19.08.2020 Lukashenko thanks factory workers, encourages them to stand tall Palace of Independence. An archive photo MINSK, 19 August (BelTA) – Certain categories of citizens are receiving threats and being pressurized in the current social and political situation in the country, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during a meeting of the Security Council with the participation of regional leaders by a video link on 19 August, BelTA has learned. “The social and political situation in the country remains tense despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the country continues working. We see that. As I said yesterday, we… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

BELTA: 19.08.2020 Lukashenko: You are wrong if you think the government is rattled MINSK, 19 August (BelTA) – The current government has people to rely on in Belarus. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement at a session of the Security Council on 19 August, BelTA has learned. Heads of regional administrations took part in the session thanks to the videoconference technology. Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the government does not stand alone. “We are absolutely not alone,” he emphasized. Rallies in support of the current government took place in the country the day before and gathered about 100,000 Belarusian… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

xxx Cancelled!

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August 19, 2020

Is the US Embassy in Poland conspiring with Mr. Pompeo against Belarus? The newest photo on the Instagram account of Madame Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher in Warsaw shows her hand in hand, arm in arm with Mike Pompeo, who visited the Embassy in Warsaw recently. Were Madame Ambassador and Mr. Pompy making secret plans of sending the US Army stationed in Poland, across the Belarusian border? In the Belarusian town of Grodno, near the Polish border, they are already hanging up Polish flags now! And Madame Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher texts in Polish a lovely lullaby for her dear friend Mr. Pompy.… Read more »

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August 19, 2020

Pompy greeted by US ambassador Mosbacher (the firebrand redhead) in Warsaw. Troops getting marching orders towards Belarus now?

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August 19, 2020

Mike Pompy and Madame Georgette Mosbacher, US ambassador to Poland, hand in hand, probably trying out a Belarusian folk dance, so they can celebrate together the takeover of Belarus by the US Third Reich:
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August 19, 2020

Kiss, kiss, traitors’ kiss: Mike Pompy is greeted by Madame Georgette Mosbacher, US Ambassador to Poland, upon his arrival in Warsaw. Those two are plotting how to get even chubbier and fatter as they already are, when they will take over the excellent agricltural products of Belarus,shortly to be integrated into the US Third Reich. Lots of sausages, bread, and other fine goodies to munch ….

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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

Mike Pompy and Georgette Mosbacher performing a duet at the Warsaw airport in Poland: “March, forward, march! Towards Belarus we march!”

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Clarity
Clarity
August 19, 2020

No idea how reliable this site is but according to the data shown Lukashenko had an approval rating before elections that mirrors the election outcome. Western media talks about opposite numbers while at the same time saying that such numbers are nearly impossible to come by. Western polling agencies often use online polls which are frequented by a very select group of a population – young and left leaning people who consider themselves liberal and freedom loving and also consider themselves oppressed. That is not a representative section of society though. Here is the article with the approval ratings.

https://eng.belta.by/society/view/ecooms-survey-poll-lukashenkos-approval-rating-at-781-132082-2020/

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

Belarus in August 2020. The mass media of the imperialist EU states paint a one-sided and distorted picture, as usual. For example, a German propaganda rag “reports” about a so-called “freedom revolt”, an alleged “women’s revolution”. A drone-recorded video from the fascist US spy broadcaster “Radio Swoboda” shows excited masses in the capital city of Minsk, how they scream and move white-red-white flags, posters and banners through the city. They trample on flowerbeds, lie down on green spaces, leave their dirt in the parks. They drive through the streets with flagged cars, honking their horns, disturbing quiet and peaceful citizens.… Read more »

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August 19, 2020

Fascist US spy broadcaster shows this drone picture of Minsk. The Nazi SS Schutzstaffel flag in white-red-white is inundating the city of Minsk. Same as in 1943! Heil USA! Heil Radio Swoboda!

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Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

TASS PRESS REVIEW:

Belaru protests dying down, as public loses faith in opposition

https://tass.com/pressreview/1191263

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA:Belarus protests fizzling out, as public loses faith in opposition Tuesday became a day of silence for Belarus. Protests on the streets of Minsk have drawn fewer crowds than the day before, and strikes at the country’s leading enterprises have weakened. According to experts interviewed by Nezavisimaya Gazeta, the demonstrations gained momentum due to police brutality, but the opposition itself has failed to offer any tangible changes. According to them, the transfer of power in the country should not be expected. “The majority of workers go about their business, and some small groups continue to strike, but they are… Read more »

Clarity
Clarity
August 19, 2020

No idea why this article has so many negative ratings. Alexander’s points are without considering emotions and preferences and thus reflect a part of reality many may not want to see. Lukashenko is not the youngest any more and he is now a target of the west. The attempt to guaido the last election made that rather clear. Some unknown ‘candidate’ thrown into elections at the last minute was supposed to gain the majority? At least the guaido makers were smart enough this time to make sure their ‘candidate’ was on the ballot. But essentially it all means the same… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

Belarus is not western business! Stop meddling! Stay out! No western “advice” or western “wise guys” needed for the Belarusian Government to run its state affairs. The Government will choose its allies as it pleases, and western countries will certainly not be among them. Western ideas are not welcome! Keep them to yourself, until you are asked.

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Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

I think it is outrageous how western people interfere in other countries’ affairs, stage coups and scandals, cause damage and afterwards even have the chutzpah to open their dirty mouths and always “know better”. They must be punished for it as harshly as possible.

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August 19, 2020

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August 19, 2020

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August 20, 2020

President Lukashenko does not care whether he is a target of the West, which in general greatly overrates itself. President Lukashenko is of the same age as President Trump of the USA, he is six years younger than presidential candidate Biden of the USA, he is one year older than President Putin. Age does not matter, it is experience and know-how that matters.

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

BELTA:

Lavrov – “Foreign players seek to impose their own rules on Belarus”

https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/lavrov-foreign-players-seek-to-impose-their-own-rules-on-belarus-132698-2020/

Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

BELTA: Damage from protests in Belarus has already exceeded $500 million, BelTA learned from Valery Belsky, aide to the Belarus president for matters of the financial and credit system. The official said: “Losses from protest actions go beyond the Br500,000 spent on restoring flower beds and lawns. The current damage has already exceeded $500 million. The deferred damage is estimated in the billions. —- My suggestions for recuperation of money: Arrest all protesters in the streets of Minsk and other cities. Drive them to prisons and open up tent gulags outside of Minsk, if there are not enough prison cells… Read more »

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jpthiran
jpthiran
August 19, 2020

…Olivia, forget all those conspiracy theories…so much stress can be bad for your blood pressure!… 🙂 …we all know that your friend Putin is the only one that can plot 24 hours non stop, with KGB and the green man …lol…

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August 19, 2020

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Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

…lol…again with the foreign enemy theories?…when do you understand that this is just about Belarus and there desire for freedom ?…they want to get rid of their Communist dictator once and for all…embrace the modern times with freedom and democarcy…you will see that it’s liberator … 🙂

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August 19, 2020

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Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

…Olivia…the Pompeo sanctions have ZERO consequences in Belarus and you now that very well…it is obvious that the EU and the US follow and try to influence a bit the events has Russia does, but none of those countries has nothing to do in what’s going on in Belarus…this is just a about the desire for change in a country that can live peacefully in democracy without being a base for the so called western pressure towards Russia…the world has many other problems to solve than to play war games in Belarus…if the Belarus people are wise enough, they will… Read more »

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jpthiran
jpthiran
August 19, 2020

…lol…Olivia, are you ok ?…

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  jpthiran
August 19, 2020

cou cou – somebody home?

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August 19, 2020

nest empty

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August 19, 2020

pschirjan the only one left:

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Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

psch! don’t wake up pschirgan!

He is fast asleep ….

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 19, 2020

cou cou – everybody is gone/even pschirtan left.

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August 19, 2020

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August 20, 2020

By by, tschirlan. I am off to Minsk, have been invited to President Lukaschenko’s great re-election party. See you soon!

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