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21 October 2022, 14:09

Lukashenko: Belarus does not need European-style democracy

Brest Oblast, 21 October (BelTA) - Belarusians should live on their own terms, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told reporters, BelTA has learned.

The head of state noted that residents of Europe are having a lot of problems today, and they demand their governments to address them. Though, they do not always meet them halfway.

"People keep asking. What are they asking them to do? After all, the governments are independent of people and vice versa. Take a look at the UK: who elected Liz Truss there? This is a nuclear country, by the way. It is a very wealthy country and plays one of the key roles in the world. A laughing stock of a country today," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has recently resigned. The country has made a joke (in fact this is not a joke but a fact) that children born a few months ago have already outlived two monarchs and prime ministers.

"You can't put it any better. That's their democracy. We don't need such a democracy. Yesterday, when discussing a number of key bills that relate to power, empowerment, I emphatically asked the developers to tailor them to our own needs and ignore false narratives about some kind of democracy, a market economy and so on. We need to tailor everything solely to our own needs," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “We should live on our own terms. We need to do what is beneficial to us."

The head of state noted that the West, the market-economy advocate, began to regulate prices, even for energy carriers of foreign states. Following the decision of Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members to cut oil production the West is preparing measures against it, up to sanctions.

"This is your market economy,” the president said. “If Minsk was using batons to disperse rallies, it would be branded a dictatorship. But France is allowed to do it. That's all we need to know about their democracy."

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