President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko accused the "fifth column" and fled abroad "thugs" in an attempt to destabilize the situation in the Republic with the support of Western intelligence agencies. He stated this on Monday, March 20, reports the press service of the President.
Lukashenko said that the confrontation with NATO, it worries less than the possible destabilization of the situation in the country. "This refers to the attempt of our "fifth column" supported (again, we fix it, I've no absolutely not intimidated), the funding of Western foundations and the leadership of the Western intelligence thugs who fled abroad, is an attempt to escalate the situation in Belarus", — said the Belarusian leader.
Lukashenko also stressed that the authorities of the Republic can handle it. "This is not a problem," the President added.
On the same day, Lukashenko demanded to allow observers to NATO is scheduled for September of the Russian-Belarusian exercises "West-2017". The head of state stressed that the upcoming exercises are purely defensive in nature.
13 Mar Belarusian opposition leader, coordinator of the civil campaign "European Belarus" Dmitry Bondarenko expressed the view that Lukashenko will not be able to bring down a wave of protests and will be removed from his post before the end of the year. Bondarenko said that the initial cause of a series of protests became "anti-sponger tax", but very quickly it turned into a manifestation of hatred to the President.
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