On February 22, a meeting of the presidents of Belarus and Russia will take place in Sochi. Dmitry Peskov has already announced that these will be “very lengthy” negotiations. What exactly will Putin and Lukashenka discuss and what their results may be, political observer Kirill Ozimko explained.
Political analysts continue to put forward hypotheses about how the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi will take place. According to numerous forecasts, one of the priority topics of the conversation between the two presidents of the meeting will be the political crisis in Belarus and the results of the VNS.
Political observer Kirill Ozimko expressed the opinion that the Russian commander-in-chief will be able to influence decision-making in Belarus in the direction of domestic policy. The fact is that during the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly the intentions of the leadership to “tighten the screws” as much as possible were outlined.
Obviously, this tactic is aimed only at a temporary settlement of the situation. Sooner or later, the protest potential of civil society will flare up with renewed vigor with all the ensuing consequences.
The Russian side has repeatedly made it clear that the Kremlin is interested in stabilizing the political situation in the republic. Ozimko noted that Putin himself also thinks in this direction, so one can expect that following the negotiations with Lukashenka, the Belarusian authorities will begin to correct their own internal policy.