Actions of Belarusian opposition calling for protests and sanctions can be described as „wild democracy”, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told reporters at the session of the CIS Council of Permanent Plenipotentiaries in statutory and other bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States on 28 January, BelTA has learned.
Vladimir Makei noted that not everything is perfect in Belarus and much needs to be improved. However, this should be done “not under orders of external supervisors, not under pressure from the street, not through a revolution that brings only bloodshed and tears, but within the framework of the law,” he stressed.
“Maybe it will take more time and effort. Everything that has been achieved in independent Belarus can be destroyed overnight. Who will build a new state on the ruins of the old one and how will this be done? Unfortunately, I have not heard the answer to this question from the opponents of the authorities yet. Sanctions, remove, destroy, overthrow and the like – I call it ‘wild democracy’. I know what many people living abroad are saying and suggesting in relation to Belarus and Belarusian people. Therefore, I am convinced that if such people come to power, it will be a fascist democracy,” the minister said.
Source: article published by BelTA, January 28, 2021. The Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) is Belarus’ largest news agency. BelTA was established on 23 December 1918. For a long time the news agency worked in tight cooperation with the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS). In 1991 BelTA became the official news agency of the sovereign Republic of Belarus. Link: https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/actions-of-belarusian-opposition-branded-as-wild-democracy-136959-2021/
Republished by Intell News Romania in English on January 28, 2021
Take a look also at the article from January 28, 2021: Lukashenko responds to opposition’s criticism of Belarusian People’s Congress, link: https://eng.belta.by/president/view/lukashenko-responds-to-oppositions-criticism-of-belarusian-peoples-congress-136966-2021/
Source: article published by the Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA), January 28, 2021.