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Europe and the United States do not recognize Lukashenko’s victory and accuse him of repression. What is the threat to his regime?

Barricades in the streets and angry riot police, tear gas and rubber bullets, hundreds of victims and thousands of arrests. What is happening in Belarus after the elections cannot but attract the attention of the world community, and therefore Western countries that have developed relations with the regime of Alexander Lukashenko for years are now openly outraged by his actions. And in Eastern Europe, the permanent President, recognized by Russia and China, is directly accused of falsification and usurpation of power. What threatens the Lukashenko regime with another complication of relations with Western democracies — in the material “<url>”.

In narrow circles

In his pre-election address to citizens, Alexander Lukashenko spoke warmly about the development of partnership with China. A little later, he said that he had good communication with XI Jinping even before he became the head of China. The Eastern friend did not fail: XI was the first to congratulate the President on his election victory.

Recently, Lukashenko often complained about the change of relations with Russia from “fraternal” to “partner”, but the support of the “fraternal people”, as it turned out, did not disappear: congratulations from Vladimir Putin followed soon after the Chinese ones. Russian satellites from the former USSR also joined: Kazakhstan, Armenia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also sent his official greetings to the Belarusian President. We also received messages from Venezuela, Vietnam and Nicaragua in Minsk. And all of them, it should be noted, came before the final publication of the voting results. As they knew…

This is the end of the list of congratulations. The head of neighboring Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, did not send a direct message of congratulations and focused on the protests. He called for a peaceful dialogue, and also mentioned doubts about the election results and lack of trust in the government among Belarusians.