Political analysts predict the imminent resignation of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Russia will play an important role in his departure.
A few days ago, a major foreign agency published Russia's plan to resolve the political crisis in Belarus. The journalist, referring to his sources, said that the Kremlin is going to further help Alexander Lukashenko, while pushing him to transfer power.
Member of the United Civil Party Lev Margolin called this version plausible. He noted that Russia cannot support Lukashenka all the time. The most favorable outcome is to eventually dismiss the head of the republic and replace him with a more predictable candidate.
"The Kremlin simply has no other choice," the expert stressed.
Alexander Lukashenko's proposal to reform the country's main law - the Constitution - is not serious. Margolin drew attention to the fact that the leader says nothing about specific options for changes. The politician is trying to show off his compatriots in order to stay in power.
In the afternoon of August 14, a meeting of the presidents of Russia and Belarus took place. Vladimir Putin recognized Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate ruler and supported his decision to amend the Constitution. At the same time, no one should influence the reform from the outside - neither Russia, nor other countries.