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Elections in Belarus: Who threatened Lukashenka?

The results of the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus have forced some Belarusians to take to streets of cities to hold protests. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was one of the main figures who attracted the attention of voters in Belarus.

The results of the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus have forced some Belarusians to take to streets of cities to hold protests. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was one of the main figures who attracted the attention of voters in Belarus.

She registered as an Independent candidate on 14 July 2020. She was endorsed by the campaigns of Viktar Babaryka and Valery Tsepkalo, two prominent alternative politicians who were barred from registering, with one being arrested for corruption and the other fled to Poland.

Thus, the alternative leader S. Tikhanovskaya became the main competitor of Alexander Lukashenka. Unfortunately, she turned from a simple housewife, without a clear pre-election program, into the Belarusian Joan of Arc who was supposed to lead the people behind her.

The fate of Joan of Arc is known to everyone. She was burned at the stake. The same fate was in store for Tikhanovskaya. It is obvious that activating the protest actions of the Belarusian people requires a “sacred sacrifice”, as it was on the Kiev’s Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti). In this case, she was perfect for the role. She was to become a heroine and her image would be hoisted on flags and posters by Lukashenka’s opponents.

It would seem that her fate is a foregone conclusion. But salvation came from where he was not expected. Thus, on August 10, the Belarusian special services reported that radical supporters of “changes” were preparing an attempt on Tikhanovskaya’s life.

Lukashenka personally came to her defence. On his instructions protection was provided by Tikhanovskaya. The ministries of foreign affairs of Belarus and Lithuania have agreed on all the necessary procedures for her evacuation to the Republic of Lithuania.

As a result, Tikhanovskaya did not seek a recount of the votes. She left her supporters and immediately after the elections left her country for Lithuania. Lithuania provided Tikhanovskaya with a good reception without loud negative statements about the Belarusian side.

Why did it happen so?

She would like to end her political career and be just the mother of her children. Nobody asked her what she wants. Another fate was in store for her. Tikhanovskaya no longer belonged to herself. Unfortunately, this weak woman is just a tool in the dirty geopolitical game in the struggle of the West and Russia for Belarus. And it broke her.

Lithuania isolated Tikhanovskaya from the outside world. No one remembers her at street protests anymore. Belarusians should not expect that Tikhanovskaya will return to Minsk on a white horse either.

How do you imagine a possible scenario?

Lithuania and other EU countries will prepare a package of sanctions against Belarus. Sanctions, mass strikes of workers and intellectuals will lead to a humanitarian disaster in the country. Then these protesters will realize they were wrong. But by this time Russia may repeat the Crimean scenario in Belarus, and the West will forever lose Belarus for itself.

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Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

This text was written by a western shill.

Peregruzka
Peregruzka
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

An ignorant one at that. For a while I thought he was talking about Lukashenko’s wife. 😉

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Peregruzka
August 17, 2020

The white-red-white flag that is being displayed in the streets of Belarus by an “opposition movement”, fueled from abroad these days and decorating the front pages of the Western NATO press, has nothing to do with the Belarus of today. It goes back to the Biełaruskaja Narodnaja Respublika – BNR – “People’s Republic of Belarus”, founded by the German Emperor Wilhelm II, on the territory of old Lithuania and Ruthenia, after German troops occupied the country in March 1918 and the young Soviet Russia signed the Brest-Litovsk Agreement.   The BNR Council then sent a telegram to the German Kaiser Wilhelm… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

Wrong wording here:

“The results of the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus have forced some Belarusians to take to streets of cities to hold protests.”

Nobody forced some Belarusians to take to the streets. In fact, plenty of dollars and euros paid by western secret services lured them out into the streets. If they get their heads bashed in, they will not be able to enjoy the traitors’ money. What a shame.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

…we know darling, how it works there!…who does not agree with the dictator is a traitor and is eleminated !…and that Russia is always good friend of all the worst dictatorship of this planet!…there is something increadably stange in that!…almost pahtological!…but don’t worry sooner or later your people with get rid of those sinister dictators!…just hope that they don’t end up like the one in Romania!…democracies prefer fair trials… 🙂

Look who's talking
Look who's talking
Reply to  jpthiran
August 15, 2020

Sounds like too many Ukrainian nazi skinheads from the SBU have given you a brain beat down in their moonlighting initiation rituals.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Look who's talking
August 16, 2020

Or he was born dumb, maybe. Stupidity can be hereditary, too.

Nolan Peterson
Nolan Peterson
Reply to  Look who's talking
August 16, 2020

Those nazi skinheads are true patriots. I know, I hung out with them for months and wrote an article praising their wonderful esprit de corps (or whatever that is in German) in Newsweek. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

Last edited 3 months ago by Nolan Peterson
Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

“She would like to end her political career and be just the mother of her children.”

That is the best thing this western paid dumb cow (aka ‘candidate’) can do.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

yes, as any good comunist servent you best argument is the personal ofense…you are too low inded!…

The Walls Have Ears
The Walls Have Ears
Reply to  jpthiran
August 15, 2020

Are you a hasbarat or just a run of the mill troll? 😉

I’ve always wondered which one pays better.

Nature or Nurture
Nature or Nurture
Reply to  The Walls Have Ears
August 15, 2020

I think he might be a Polak. They post stupid things using stupid grammar all the time. Some are wacky from birth, others gain it over time.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Nature or Nurture
August 16, 2020

Wacky from birth, I guess. There is a German saying: “Dumm geboren, dumm gestorben, und dazwischen nichts dazu gelernt”. – Born dumb, died dumb, learned nothing in between.

Stark Realities
Stark Realities
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

I’m not adverse to her winning and immediately declaring new elections, like she said she would – but those malevolent winds blowing in from the west would never let her do that once they had their hooks in her.

Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

“The fate of Joan of Arc is known to everyone”

How ridiculous to compare the Belarusian dumb cow to Joan of Arc. This is really kitsch.

Last edited 3 months ago by Olivia Kroth
Peregruzka
Peregruzka
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

I thought that Ukrainian nutcase was Joan of Arc.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Peregruzka
August 15, 2020

They are all “Joan of Arcs” now. It is one of their favourite carnival costumes.

Forebodings in the Air
Forebodings in the Air
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

Who’d have ever thought that the Ukrainians themselves would burn her at the stake. They are a somewhat cannibalistic lot.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Forebodings in the Air
August 16, 2020

They are cannibalistic and idiotic.

Sancho
Sancho
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

Personally, I suspect Pompeo might think he’s Joan of Arc. Either that or Don Quixote.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Sancho
August 15, 2020

Pompy is too fat. Joan of Arc was slim and fit. She rode a lot on horseback. Pompy would probably fall off.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 15, 2020

Pompy is “morbidly obese”, to use Nancy Pelosi’s words.

Forebodings in the Air
Forebodings in the Air
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

If Biden wins, I understand he has a standing offer to star in a comeback of The Sopranos.

LOL
LOL
Reply to  Forebodings in the Air
August 16, 2020

….and old walrus-puss or maybe beauty-puss Abrams as his war time consigliere? Works for me.

LOL
LOL
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

Well, pelosi means hairy in Italian, so the two could make a good carnival sideshow act.

America's Operating Theater of Absurdity
America's Operating Theater of Absurdity
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

He is sort of a Humpty Dumpty character, in both form and word.

Sean
Sean
August 15, 2020

Lithuania sanctioning Belarus? Is the author of this s Reed serious? Lithuania is a basket case!

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Sean
August 15, 2020

… author of this screed…

pilhamu
pilhamu
August 15, 2020

The “Luikashenka” spelling must be due to the belarussian language, which has become a kind of politically correct language for the opposition movement, just like in Ukraine, although nobody seems to be using it currently in Belarus and Luka is actually not known under this name. As for the story itself, it makes a lot of sense for various kinds of people, especially from the opposition, to assassinate Tikhonovskaya as a “sacred victim”, as does it to have her exiled. Obviously the stakes became to high for someone who never had the ambition to become a politician and even less… Read more »

Divide and Conquer
Divide and Conquer
Reply to  pilhamu
August 15, 2020

By golly, you’re right.

Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka 

Clarity
Clarity
August 16, 2020

Seriously, an unknown person without an election program who entered the race some 3 weeks before an election is no competitor, never mind a main competitor. She supposedly got the masses behind her in such a short time after appearing from nowhere? That is not enough time to garner momentum, not even if her campaign went viral. But in order for something to go viral there must be at least some hook and the author said there was none. Not even enough time for western polls to get a proper opinion. So no competition. Just another Guaido effect. Is she… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Clarity
August 16, 2020

“Unknown person” to the Belarusian voters, but “known well enough” to the western secret services who probably trained the dumb cow and gave her cash to play the stand up “candidate” puppet in Belarus. But the western secret services miscalculated President Lukashenko’s staying power and the ruthlessness of Belarusian military and police. Minsk is neither Kiev nor Bagdad. Minsk is Minsk! And the Russian Federation is very close, the big and mighty next-door neighbour.

Last edited 3 months ago by Olivia Kroth
Mad Avenue
Mad Avenue
Reply to  Clarity
August 16, 2020

She’s sort of like that bumper sticker the Dems like. “Anybody But Trump Will Do.”

There’s another one I like but it’s not yet approved by the DNC.

“Biden 2020. Scrapin’ the Bottom of the Barrel for Fun & Profit”

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Mad Avenue
August 16, 2020

Obviously the US secret services had their hand in it. They do not know much about Belarusian mentality. They projected their own situation at home on Belarus. It won’t work.

Onlooker
Onlooker
August 18, 2020

Interesting article. Thank you.
Funny, I read it differently to your conclusion.
You seemed to argue against Western interference then came up with the opposite conclusion?

Last edited 3 months ago by Onlooker

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