President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the events in Kazakhstan should become another lesson for his country, TASS reports.
“This is a lesson for us. Another lesson in the sense that we now understand what could have happened to us [во время президентских выборов в 2020 году]”, – he said at a meeting on the implementation of historical policy.
Lukashenko also called on the protesters to hold talks with Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. “I just want to turn from the Belarusians to these – someone calls them bandits, different people there – protesters. I would simply tell them: make some noise, shout, that’s enough. We need to come to an agreement before we have gone far, “the Belarusian leader noted, adding that it is possible to come to an agreement with Tokayev,” he is a normal person, a diplomat, a very smart, educated person. “
According to the Belarusian president, the residents of Kazakhstan must understand that “this is their country and they will not have another”. “To turn the country upside down – it will be expensive to restore it later. And there are contradictions between clans, groups, God forbid, what else, it will be necessary to agree. It is necessary, in the popular saying, to go, kneel down, apologize to the military in order to smooth out this crack, which has emerged, and sit down with the authorities, with Tokayev, and he invites everyone who wishes to negotiate and build his own state “, – the agency quotes the words of Lukashenka.
Since January 2, residents of Kazakhstan have been massively protesting against the rise in prices for liquefied gas. There are dead and injured.
Earlier it was reported that about 2,000 people were detained in Almaty. The police are sweeping the streets in connection with the riots. It also became known about the shooting and special operations in the city.