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Belarusian people want ‘true’ democracy, not Russian one, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Ukrainian President, Russia has always been very influential in Belarus
11:31, 10 September 2020

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In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia had always been very influential in Belarus, but the Belarusian people wanted real democracy, not a Russian one.

Zelensky noted that Ukraine did not support any state intervention in Belarus’ domestic political situation.

"Today, Belarusian people want justice and free and fair elections. This struggle is unstoppable, but I do not think it is compatible with an increased influence of Russia in Belarus. Belarusian people want true democracy, not Russian “democracy.” In any case, we do not support the intervention of any state in the domestic political situation in Belarus, and we believe that the Belarusian people must decide for themselves how to move into the future and what they want,” he said.

Related: EU urges Belarusian authorities to release arrested oppositionists

As we reported earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko recognized that he ‘stayed too long’ at the post of the president.

Nevertheless, Lukashenko believes that only he can protect the Belarusians.

“Yes, possible, I stayed too long. Possibly, I am shown not only on TV but on everywhere. But only I can protect Belarus right now,” Lukashenko said.

Related: EU agrees sanctions against 40 Belarusian officials; Lukashenko out of list

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