The Parliament of Belarus Asks not to Support the Forces That Destabilize the Country
The statement of the chambers of the Belarusian parliament notes that the parliamentarians of the republic strongly condemn any attempts to violently overthrow the state power and call on the international community to immediately refuse to support any destructive forces destabilizing the internal political situation in Belarus.
After the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020, in which Alexander Lukashenko won for the sixth time, gaining 80.1% of the vote, massive opposition protests began in the country, for the suppression of which the security forces, among other things, used special means and special equipment.
The opposition demands new elections and initiates the expansion of international sanctions against Minsk, previously adopted by Western countries. In Belarus, criminal cases have been initiated against a number of opposition leaders, including calls for the seizure of power and an attempted terrorist attack.
Lukashenka accused the West of direct interference in the situation in the republic, noted that the unrest is directed by the United States, and the Europeans "play along" with it.