Putin And Lukashenko Discussed The Situation In Belarus Over The Phone
The presidents of Belarus and Russia Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation on Saturday, the state Agency BelTA reported, citing the press service of the Belarusian head of state.
Earlier on Saturday, Lukashenko said that he wants to contact Putin to discuss the situation in the Republic, as he sees it as a threat not only to Belarus but also to Russia.
"In fact, according to the scenario, aggression against Belarus is unfolding. I need to contact Putin, the President of Russia so that I can talk to him now. Because this is a threat not only to Belarus," Lukashenko said on Saturday.
"You know, some Russians, I see, there, too smart, start shouting: here, Belarus, this way, not this way... I want to say that the protection of Belarus today is no less than the protection of our entire space, the Union state, and an example to others. If the Belarusians can't stand it, this wave will roll there. That's why they clung to us so much," Lukashenko believes.
In Belarus, since August 9, mass protests have been held in connection with people's disagreement with the results of elections in the Republic.
The Central Election Commission of Belarus held a meeting on August 14 to summarize the results of the presidential election. According to the approved results, 80.1% of voters voted for Lukashenko and 10.12% for Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.