President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky finds the possibility of Belarus following the Ukrainian scenario quite probable - the development of events similar to the Maidan (2004) or the Euromaidan (2013-14). He stated this during an interview with the Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung.
The journalist asked the Ukrainian President whether the protests in Belarus could be compared to the 2004 Orange Revolution in Kyiv or the 2013-14 Euromaidan and whether Belarus could become the next field of a geopolitical battle between the West and Russia.
"I do not know. But I unequivocally support the Belarusian people. People are fighting for freedom and democracy, without aggression and violence. No one is throwing stones, no one is setting buildings on fire. Many demonstrators are being abused by the state. It is important to me that there is no bloody massacre. If the state refuses to dialogue with the people, Belarus can get something like a Maidan," Zelensky suggested.
At the same time, the president noted that he did not see a symbolic leader around whom the Belarussian people could unite.
As we reported earlier, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said that his country no longer considered Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus.