Former head of the National Bank Stanislav Bogdankevich predicted the collapse of the regime of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
According to the expert, a totalitarian regime has reigned in Belarus. Bogdankevich said that the level of repression is off scale today, the pressure on the opposition movement has already crossed all conceivable boundaries. “The regime cannot exist in its current state for a long time,” he said.
The ex-head of the National Bank admitted that he has high hopes for young people. He said that in power structures there are many adequate, cultured young people who do not agree with the position of the authorities. Bogdankevich is sure they will show themselves at the right time.
In a commentary to the Belarusian Partisan, the expert stressed that the heads of the security agencies, although they hold on to their “place in the sun,” do not share the views of the president. The former head of the National Bank explained that they see the situation differently and understand that Lukashenka is yesterday.
Bogdankevich drew attention to the fact that the president often changes heads of power structures. In March, Alexander Lukashenko appointed new leaders of the Emergencies Ministry, the General Staff and the Investigative Committee. The expert is sure: the leader is afraid that they will decide to unite and go to a coup.
“And I believe that he thinks correctly,” the expert concluded.
Earlier, Amnesty International published a report on human rights violations in Belarus last year. The authors of the material reported that the regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka suppresses freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. They also accused the security forces of violence against peaceful protesters.