Alexander Lukashenko again held a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid protests in the country. This was reported on the website of the President of Belarus.
It is reported that the presidents spoke about the situation in the country and even agreed on a "joint response":
"The leaders of the countries reaffirmed the agreement that in case of an aggravation of situation in terms of external threats, the parties will react jointly in accordance with the provisions stipulated by the Collective Security Treaty," Lukashenko's press service reported.
The website of the Administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin also confirms today's telephone conversation.
For example, the Kremlin press service indicates that after the presidential elections "outside pressure" is being exerted on the republic.
"The Russian side reaffirmed its readiness to provide the necessary assistance in resolving the problems that have arisen on the basis of the Treaty on the Creation of the Union State, as well as, if necessary, through the Collective Security Treaty Organization," the Kremlin said.
A similar conversation between the presidents of the Russian Federation and Belarus took place the day before. Then Lukashenko stated that Russia, upon the first request, will provide comprehensive assistance to ensure the security of Belarus in the event of external military threats.
After the presidential elections, thousands of rallies in Belarus have been held throughout the country for a week. The republican authorities attempted to harshly suppress the actions, which intensified the protest waves. All over the country, the largest enterprises are on strike, the inhabitants of cities are united in living chains in protest.
According to the final data of the CEC, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko received 80.1% of the vote, his main opponent Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya - 10.1%.
During the protests, the police brutally detained its members, used flash-noise grenades and rubber bullets against them.