MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) – I see no grounds for any confrontation after the election, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media after he cast his ballot in the 2020 Belarus' presidential election on 9 August, BelTA has learned.
“We envisage different variants,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. He stressed that there are no grounds to say that the country will be brought into some confrontation after the election.
“We cannot underestimate the situation, but there are no grounds to say that tomorrow the country will plunge into chaos or some contradiction, or some civil war. I guarantee you that,” the president said.
He stressed that a lot of strange things have been taking place around Belarus. “I was thinking about all these events for a long time. The reason is simple: money. If there is money, they go to war, no matter what passport they have. The same is happening in our country. Money talks. Just imagine, certain people, who are in jail now, took a lot of money outside the country. We have not even found out how much yet. The things you saw on TV, it is just a drop in the ocean. Huge money there. They inject this money in the confrontation with the authorities. They think, maybe something will work out, maybe people will go to the streets, maybe Lukashenko will be killed and so on. There are various versions. We do not rule out anything,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“I think tomorrow they will calm down and understand that everyone only lives once. Those, who confront the authorities, will have to live on this peace of land together,” the head of state said.
The president assured everyone that everything would be okay despite the difficult election campaign.