“Today we see a particular stage of hybrid war against Belarus. How else we can call it? the mass media and information sphere are struck by this fight; the war of opposing parties. The diplomatic massacre started against us at the highest level,” Lukashenko said.
According to the Belarusian president, the neighboring countries openly declare their position toward the new elections in Belarus and interfere in the inner affairs of the country.
Besides, the president noted that Belarus is forced to spend a lot of money to stabilize the situation at the western borders where some of the military detachments were redeployed.
“You see these statements that if Belarus falls apart, Grodno oblast will be owned by Poland. They openly declare it; they dream of it. Their plans will not succeed; I know it for sure,” he added.
On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.
On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.