Lukashenka is trying to bargain for something: how a new meeting with Putin could end


Lukashenka is trying to bargain for something: how a new meeting with Putin could end

Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met again with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. This happened during an informal summit of the heads of the CIS countries.

This channel 24 was told by political scientist Taras Zagorodny. He suggests that Lukashenka, in his traditional manner, is trying to bargain money out of Russia. But it won't do anything in return.

Lukashenka understands that the official entry of Belarus into the war against Ukraine can lead to a loss of power. Everything can end with his death.

Because no one will need him in Belarus. Neither the Russians nor the Belarusians, who no longer need it. Nobody. So he, of course, wants to avoid it. And Putin is trying to drag him into the war,” Zagorodniy said.

The worst scenario for Lukashenka may happen

Zagorodny suggests that the worst-case scenario for Lukashenka himself may eventually happen. The self-proclaimed president can simply be removed, and the Minister of Defense put in his place. The latter will give the order to attack Ukraine.

There is a small army there. We understand that the Russians will put them in the forefront. For for them, Belarusians are second-class people. After that, Belarus in general can be officially occupied by Russia. And Putin can sell it to the population as a restoration of the Soviet Union and an achievement. It did not work out with Ukraine, at least with Belarus, – Zagorodni believes.

Russia has enough resources to do this. Moreover, Belarus may have quite a bit of resistance. The state apparatus is determined to obey the elders and there are people with pro-Russian sentiments.

Meeting of CIS heads of state: briefly

  • In St. Petersburg on December 26, an informal summit of CIS heads of state started. The heads of eight countries arrived there – Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Armenia.
  • As part of the summit, Lukashenka again met with Putin. The self-proclaimed president of Belarus said that they discussed many issues and dotted the i's.
  • It is noteworthy that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, at a meeting with Putin, directly reproached for the inaction of the Russian “peacekeepers” in Karabakh. He doesn't like that they haven't controlled the supply-critical Lachin corridor for 20 days.

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