Lukashenko told why he won’t hand over power to pro-Western putschists

Belarus should not return to the nineties, when the government was “wallowing in the mud”.

Such a statement on Thursday, September 10, was made by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during the appointment of the new Prosecutor General of the Republic.

According to Lukashenko, the opposition “rightly reproaches” him that “he will not give up power”.

The people did not choose the president to give up his powers, the head of the republic said.

“Power is not given to be taken, thrown, and given away”, – the president continued.

“In the mid-nineties, it was lying in the mud, they wiped their feet on it”.

Lukashenko noted that many still remember that time.

“I don’t want Belarus to return by that time. Therefore, no one will dare to throw the authorities into the mud, as they demand”, – the president stated.

Attempted coup in Belarus

On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus, following which Alexander Lukashenko won. Western countries, for which the Belarusian leader had long been an obstacle, did not put up with the voting results. As a result, pre-planned riots broke out in Belarus.

Attempts by law enforcement officers to keep the situation under control turned into clashes with radicals. At the same time, the Western media, actively covering the protests, focus specifically on the actions of the security forces against the “peaceful” protesters, as was the case during the coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014.

The headquarters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leader of the pro-Western opposition, is preparing for lengthy protests aimed at overthrowing the government. A committee for the “transit of power” has already been formed there. Tihanovskaya herself is hiding in Lithuania. Lukashenko, in turn, does not exclude that he will resign, but only after a referendum on amendments to the constitution.

The position of the European Union regarding what is happening is ambiguous. Poland and Lithuania are actively working on the revolutionary scenario. They are also promoting more radical measures of pressure on official Minsk in the EU. Western European countries are taking a more cautious approach. They are afraid to provoke a new round of confrontation with Russia. The expert community believes that this is a deliberately losing option for the EU.

Despite internal disagreements, the European Union still refused to recognize Lukashenko as president, threatens with sanctions and intends to allocate 53 million euros, allegedly to support the “Belarusian people”. Part of this money will be received by the extremists who participated in the riots. In addition, the EU will finance the media that promote the anti-government agenda in the republic.