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The State Duma reacted to the EU’s non-recognition of Lukashenko’s legitimacy

Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko

The European Union, announcing the lack of recognition of the legitimacy of the presidency of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus and announcing sanctions against Minsk, has again turned on double standards. This statement was made by the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

On his official page on the social network, he stressed that the European Union thus not only interferes in the internal affairs of Belarus, but also tries to implement the "Venezuelan scenario", referring to the situation in the South American country, when, after the victory of President Nicholas Maduro in the election, oppositionist Juan Guaido declared himself interim head of state. The anti-government policy was then supported by the United States and several European countries. However, the revolution in Venezuela never happened.

The EU again includes double standards, refusing to recognize Lukashenka's legitimacy and announcing sanctions against Minsk. Thus, Brussels continues to exert pressure, interfering in the internal affairs of Belarus and implementing the Venezuelan scenario- said Slutsky on Twitter.

After the August 9 elections, which were won for the sixth time by the permanent head of the republic, Alexander Lukashenko, the country was swept by massive protests and strikes at the country's leading enterprises. At the same time, the rallies were accompanied by harsh detentions of participants by the security forces.

Belarusian citizens participating in the protest rallies believe that the voting results were grossly falsified, and claim that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya won the elections, who nominated herself for the presidency of Belarus instead of her arrested husband.

As reported earlier, Lukashenka is not the legitimate president of the republic. This was stated by the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell.

According to him, the European Union is now reviewing relations with Minsk and analyzing the sectors in which these relations can be frozen.

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