Belarus is still going through a deep political crisis. BISS Academic Director Petr Rudkovsky spoke about the obstacles and difficulties facing the protest movement, as well as the risks for the authorities.
Over the past year, Alexander Lukashenko has tried many ways to hold on to power. There was an attempt to accuse Russia of interfering in the political affairs of the fraternal republic; later, Batka used the collective image of the West as an enemy.
At the moment, we can say that all the tricks of the last dictator of Europe have worked, since the power has remained with its own, and the civil society in Belarus has been largely demotivated. BISS Academic Director Pyotr Rudkovsky expressed the opinion that any tactical actions of Lukashenka are now aimed at gaining time.
Old Man needs to come up with a reliable way, if not to keep the position, then go into the shadows as safely as possible. Previously, the option of resignation was not considered at all, but the current situation forces us to adopt all methods of resolving the issue. At the same time, the chances of implementing Lukashenka’s plans remain low, Rudkovsky stressed.
At the same time, the collapse of the dictatorial regime in the near future is also not worth expecting, the expert told the Belarusy and Rynok publication. According to the observer, the investigation of the crimes of the security forces, the resignation of the head of state and the transit of power are hardly the events of the coming months.