Sep 17, 2020
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Experts pointed out the differences between the protests in Belarus and the Maidan in Ukraine

Oppositionist Svetlana Tikhanovskaya rejected the possibility of a repetition of the Ukrainian scenario in Belarus. In her opinion, the situations in neighboring countries are radically different. The opposition's statement was appreciated by experts.

Political analyst Natalia Eliseeva noted that the current President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is not at all like the former leader of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. The old man has a tougher character.

When protests began in the republic, Lukashenka had two options: to act like the fourth president of the Independence Square, or to follow the path of repression. The old man chose the second option and was able to firmly gain a foothold in power, according to the TV channel "360".

Also in Ukraine there was a split in the ruling circles. The oligarchs and some officials were involved in the coup. In Belarus, the power system was able to withstand. The law enforcement agencies act in a coordinated and unified manner, political scientist Nikolai Sergeev emphasized.

At the end of 2013, Nezalezhnaya was choosing between an agreement with the European Union and life with Russia. In 2020, such a choice is not worth it in Belarus. There, residents of the republic oppose the results of the presidential vote.

Political scientist Klaskovsky said that Ukrainians often shouted the slogans "Get away from Russia!" The Belarusians are demanding the resignation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the release of political prisoners, an end to violence and new elections.

In addition, rallies in the republic are peaceful. Expert Yevgeny Preigerman recalled a photo where protesters take off their shoes to stand on benches. "In Ukraine, however, they quickly switched to barricades and seizure of buildings," he added.

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