MINSK, 3 May (BelTA) – Western opponents want sorrow, destruction, and chaos in Belarus instead of happiness. Aleksei Avdonin, an analyst with the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research (BISR), made the statement on the air of the TV channel Belarus One on 1 May, BelTA has learned.
According to the political analyst, the recent coup attempt in Belarus did not intend to simply destabilize the situation in the country. The main purpose was to shake the situation in Russia ahead of important political events.
“I am talking about real and very difficult work of Western intelligence services here. They've been working for a long time, they want a result and they want to achieve it by all means. This is why what we show now is only part of the iceberg that has been working against us for several years,” Aleksei Avdonin said. “You have to understand that they don't want happiness for us. They want sorrow and destruction for us because they know how to handle chaos and it is easier to manage for them. But for us, common Belarusians, this blue-eyed quiet and calm country would have disappeared in a couple of days.”
However, Western intelligence services have yet to shake the situation in Belarus, their plans have been foiled, this is why they are ready to cooperate even with the fringe elements, he pointed out. Aleksei Avdonin said he believes that the opponents will stage new provocations soon.