BELARUSALERT – DAY 66
Date: 15 October 2020
Deputy Minister’s meeting with Russian Ambassador
On Wednesday 14 October, Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia in Minsk. The main points on their agenda were the plans for the development of Russia-Belarus cooperation and the interaction in the integration associations and international organizations. As Lukashenko met with the CSTO Secretary General on 15 October, he said that his forecast regarding the pandemic and developments after the election “proved 100% accurate”. He added that Western countries have become “too active” and have gone “too far” in the internal affairs of Belarus. Indeed, he blamed external pressure for causing the havoc inside Belarus. According to the autocrat, Belarus is an incredibly peaceful country and, as in his words, “only in Minsk people cannot decide how to live further”.
Despite the recent escalation of protest following Tikhanovskaya’s ultimatum, Lukashenko visited an agricultural district to praise the “hardworking workers”. Instead of focusing all efforts on trying to solve the political skirmish, the autocrat “was made familiar with the technology used to prepare potatoes for storage”.
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