Pushkov names two reasons why the West has begun to ignore the protests in Minsk

16.11.2020, Moscow.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s ultimatum was long forgotten in the West and even in Belarus itself, because it failed, Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov wrote on November 16 on his Telegram Channel.

This is how Pushkov commented on the opposition’s accusation against former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

According to the senator, criticism of Tikhanovskaya reflects disappointment and despair in the opposition environment. “It is noteworthy that due to the pandemic, the US elections, and terrorist attacks in France, the topic of Belarus has almost gone off the radar of European politicians and EU institutions,” the Federation Council member said.

The senator also explained that the idea of forming parallel authorities on the wave of protests seems to be unfeasible, as these “authorities” would not be able to act. And in this sense, the advantage was clearly on the side of the Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, whom the real authorities is behind.

“At this stage, from the point of view of real politics and balance of power, Lukashenko turned out to be stronger. This does not mean that he overcame the crisis in relations with a large part of society. But it does mean that he has retained power and the opposition does not pose an immediate threat to him at this stage,” Pushkov concluded.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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