The detention of a group of Russians in Belarus is part of Alexander Lukashenko's election maneuvers, experts say. Lev Margolin, a member of the political council of the United Civil Party, spoke about what goal he could pursue.
“I am inclined to think that this is the homework of the Belarusian authorities,” said Lev Margolin. He did not believe that the Russians came to Belarus to destabilize the situation before the elections.
Most likely, we are talking about the attempt of Alexander Lukashenko to influence the situation in the country. The first steps of the Belarusian authorities show what he was trying to achieve.
Margolin drew attention to the following: if the accusations were real, first of all Minsk should have sent a corresponding note to the Russian diplomatic department. "Instead, they invited alternative candidates to the CEC, announced the strengthening of security measures within the country," the expert emphasized.
Lukashenka's previous experience is also added here. To frighten the people with provocations, according to Margolin, is the favorite tactic of the Belarusian authorities. "The situation can be seen as an attempt to knock down the protest mood on the eve of the elections," he concluded.
It should be reminded that the Belarusian authorities reported on the arrest of 32 "foreign fighters", who were immediately accused of terrorism, and then - in an attempt to destabilize the situation in the country. The Russians were detained.