“On behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people and from me personally, I express my warm congratulations and best wishes. I am sure that under your leadership, Belarus will definitely reach new successes in the nation-building,” the message said.
Alexander Lukashenko received the greeting message from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin due to the victory at the elections. Putin noted that he hopes that the state activity of the president of Belarus will facilitate the further development of mutually beneficial Russian-Belarusian relations in all areas.
Besides, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated Lukashenko.
“The results of the elections that took place in the difficult political situation show the people’s support of your strategic course aiming for the strengthening of sovereignty and independence of Belarus,” the message said.
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. Besides, according to the witnesses, about 11:10 p.m., the prison track ran into a group of people standing at the carriageways. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. According to the Belarusian Interior Ministry, no deceased observed during the protests.
Besides Minsk, the protests took place in eight cities of Belarus – Lida, Baranovichi, Brest, Grodno, Zhodino, Zhlobino, Pinsk, Kobrin.
The presidential elections took place in Belarus the same day. According to the results of the national exit poll, current president Alexander Lukashenko gains 79.7%. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is supported by 6.8% of people.
Meanwhile, foreign polling stations reported that Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya won.