President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko urged citizens not to take to the streets with protests and said that they are being used as "cannon fodder". According to him, the organizers of these protests are people from abroad. He made such a statement on the BelTA TV channel.
“Once again, we return to the issues of the situation not even in Belarus, but in the capital - in Minsk. I will not say that there is some kind of disaster or the situation is too tense, but there are enough problems and there are enough questions that need to be addressed. we can clearly see what is happening. We see the actors today. As we said, the organizers of all this are people from abroad. In the forefront are people with a criminal past, moreover, a decent criminal past. Well, ours - where the children, where not quite children," Lukashenko said.
According to his owls, he cannot make claims to anyone because of how the situation is developing.
“The only thing, I’ll ask the minister and others: we are still Slavs, if a person has fallen and lies, he should not be beaten. That is, there must be a certain brake,” Lukashenka added.
In addition, he asked his parents to watch over their children and asked people not to go out on the streets.
"Don't lean out into the streets now! Understand that you and our children are being used as "cannon fodder"! Today we have come in large numbers here from Poland, Holland, Ukraine, from this open Russia, and so on and so forth. Aggression has already begun against the country Tell me, how should a military man act? What should I do in this situation? Do you want me to sit and wait until Minsk is turned over? So we will not stabilize the situation later. Therefore, we need to stop, take our heads in hand and calm down. restore order, deal with those who came here," Lukashenko summed up.
As we reported earlier, the EU aims to impose new sanctions against Belarusian officials responsible for the brutal crackdown in the ex-Soviet state, as Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters on August 14. He slammed the post-electoral unrest as "completely unacceptable”.