The most probable scenario of development of relations between Russia and Belarus is a general declaration of necessity of mutual support, lawyer, political scientist, doctor in law, lecturer of Law faculty of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Igor Semenovsky said in his interview to Rossa Primavera News Agency’s correspondent on October 24.
According to the political scientist, to some extent relations between Belarus and Russia are characterized by uncertainty. “Even after the meeting of the leaders of the states in Sochi it was clear that no new political agreements would be signed,” noted Semenovsky.
“The most probable scenario is the fixing of the positions on the necessity of support, but not on new stages of development of relations between Russia and Belarus within the framework of the Union State and the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organization],” he added.
The political scientist explained that Russia will continue to provide economic assistance to Belarus, cooperation between relevant ministries and regional heads will be intensified, but no one will seriously discuss the political part of the agreements now.
“As for political agreements, a certain part of Belarusian society can give a hostile reception for all this, so now it will be definitely postponed,” he said.
On September 23, Aleksandr Lukashenko officially took office of the president. The report about this event was given in mass media only a few hours later.
On October 13, the leader of Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya delivered an ultimatum to Aleksandr Lukashenko. She urged authorities of the republic to fulfill requirements of opposition by October 25. She demanded that Lukashenko leave the post of president, stop violence in the streets and release all political prisoners. Another march of opposition “Peoples ultimatum” was planned for October 25 in Belarus. However, this Sunday march of opposition went off relatively calmly.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency