The legislation of Belarus does not oblige to notify other countries about the inauguration of the head of the republic.
This statement was made by Alexander Lukashenko, commenting on the international reaction to his assumption of the office of President of Belarus.
“Neighboring states, especially Poland, you know what position they have taken. Even on yesterday’s inauguration, there is some kind of resentment, or a complaint that we did not inform the Poles, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Czechs or someone else that we will hold this event”, – he said.
“Well, in my opinion, according to the laws of Belarus, we do not have to warn anyone from Western states, and in general, anyone. This is an internal affair of our country”.
Let us remind you that the presidential elections in Belarus took place on August 9. Then Aleksandr Lukashenko won the victory, but 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.
The headquarters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leader of the pro-Western opposition, is prepared for prolonged protests aimed at overthrowing the government. The former housewife, who also ran for president of the country, refuses to admit defeat. Claiming without proof that the vote was rigged, Tikhanovskaya calls herself the “leader” of the Belarusian people, while hiding in Lithuania.
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. French President Emmanuel Macron has already warned that the Belarusian adventure may create a political split on the continent. In addition, they are afraid of provoking a new round of confrontation with Russia.Sweden increases defense spending