MINSK, 29 October (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko commented on the social and political developments in the neighboring countries of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine as he made new appointments, BelTA learned.
The head of state pointed to the big problems between the people and the government in these countries, and this sometimes turns into street protests. The president zeroed in on the situation in Poland. “They wanted to organize a revolution here, not even a revolution but a rebellion, and this is what they got themselves. The situation is difficult there and it just will not calm down. These are not scumbags who are protesting. These are women. It is clear what they are protesting against. Farmers rose there, and we know why. So did workers and civil servants,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. “Women rose up and started protesting not only against the abortion ban. It was the trigger. Duda won by rigging the election. His did not have a one percent advantage. The election was rigged. It was from there that it all started. They wanted to deflect attention to us. But the Poles are no fools, and the protests began,” the Belarusian president noted.
Poland is also facing big economic problems. “There is a bunch of rich people there. There are a lot of poor people there as well. The gap between the poor and the rich is huge. This is the most dangerous situation for any state. These problems have piled up and finally exploded. Fur and abortions were just a trigger. Everything was leading to a revolution there, and I asked them not to interfere and sort things out in their country first. They decided to do otherwise,” the president added.
Referring to the situation in Lithuania and the results of the parliamentary elections held there recently, the Belarusian leader said: “The opposition won the elections. They interfered with Belarus' affairs and they lost power.” For example, the party, of which Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius is a member, who has repeatedly made critical statements against Belarus, did not make it to the parliament.
“How are things in Ukraine? How is our friend Volodya Zelenskyy doing?” Aleksandr Lukashenko continued. “He suffered a crushing defeat in the local government elections,” the president added.
“That's why you shouldn't throw stones at a neighbor. They should not have interfered with our affairs. You have things to sort out at home. We must always be honest, reliable for neighbors, loyal to our country and sincere,” the head of state stressed.