After the US Government declared that gay guy to be the leader of Venezuela, we knew that this would become a weird trend, with Western countries just claiming that their enemies had new leaders.
They’ve done this again.
Lithuania’s decision to recognize Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as the leader of Belarus “violates the norms of international law,” according to a statement by the Council of the Republic, the upper house of parliament in Minsk.
Last week, the Lithuanian Seimas (parliament) adopted a resolution titled “On the Illegitimate Union Imposed by Russia on Belarus,” naming former presidential candidate Tikhanovskaya as the “elected leader” of the Belarusian people, and incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko as “illegitimate.”
Tikhanovskaya fled across Belarus’ northern border to Lithuania on August 11, two days after official election results suggested that she had come in a distant second place. Following the vote, thousands of Belarusians took to the streets throughout the country to protest over what they believe to have been a wholly rigged election. During days of demonstrations, police and internal troops used tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets to disperse protesters, while strikes began at large factories.
Following her arrival in Lithuania, Tikhanovskaya formed a body called the Coordination Council, with the goal of organizing a peaceful transition of power away from President Lukashenko, and of holding new elections. The group, which includes Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich as part of its leadership, has been accused by the Belarusian authorities of “aiming to seize state power” and “harming national security.”
She might be a dumb bitch, but at least she’s not Juan Guaido.
I’m sure the Belarusians are happy that their new leader that the CIA has appointed for them is better than Guaido.
The Kremlin considers Alexander Lukashenko to be the legitimate president of Belarus, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman told reporters, after the two leaders emerged from a one-on-one meeting in Sochi on Monday.
Dmitry Peskov’s comments came after threats from Western-backed opposition figurehead Svetlana Tikhanovskaya that any agreements made between Moscow and Minsk would not be recognized by her movement, should it ever come to power. Describing Lukashenko as an “illegitimate” president, she said that, in her opinion, any deals he makes have no legal force.
“Mr. Lukashenko is the legitimate president of Belarus and is the counterpart of President Putin in interstate relations,” Peskov emphasized. “As for those who do not agree with the election results, they are all citizens of brotherly Belarus and we appreciate and love them. But we want everything that happens in Belarus to take place not in the form of unconstitutional maneuvers, but legally.”
During the Sochi summit, Putin agreed to Lukashenko’s request for a new loan worth $1.5 billion. Peskov said this should not be interpreted as Moscow’s interference in the internal affairs of Belarus, and explained that part of the sum is intended to restructure the country’s old debts. He said: “It has been agreed to allocate a new loan worth $1.5 billion to Belarus. Part of this loan will be used to refinance the funds that were borrowed earlier and [the other] part is new funds.”
Tikhanovskaya, speaking from self-imposed exile in Lithuania, said she believed it was Lukashenko and not the state that should eventually pay back the $1.5 billion. The tiny Baltic country has recognized its famous new guest as the rightful president of Belarus.
“I hope that Putin understands that it is Lukashenko, and not our people, who will have to give back this loan,” she wrote in her Telegram channel.
Putin gave his stamp of approval to Lukashenko’s proposal to amend the Belarusian constitution. There has been speculation in the Russian media that the changes would allow for an orderly transition of power over the next year or two.“We know about your proposal to begin work on the constitution,” Putin said. “I believe it is logical, timely and appropriate.”
A structure, at the top of which is the deputy head of the Constitutional Court of Belarus, has already been established to implement the proposed amendments, the Russian president noted. “I am certain that, considering your experience of political work, the work on this track will be organized at the highest level as well, which will make it possible to achieve new frontiers in developing the country’s political system, meaning it will create conditions for further development.”
Putin added that it was up to Belarusian citizens to normalize the situation in their country without external influence. “Our position is that Belarusians should handle this situation on their own, via calm dialogue and without hints and pressure from outside, and arrive at a common solution,” he said.
At the start of the talks, Putin explained that Russian soldiers would return to their permanent home bases after they had completed scheduled joint exercises with Belarus. His remarks came in the midst of Western speculation about Moscow establishing a military base on its neighbor’s territory. Peskov said this was not discussed.
Putin said that Russia and Belarus would continue to cooperate on defense, adding that he was speaking primarily about military industrial enterprises, where large-scale cooperation was developing, “including in rather sensitive fields.” The countries have a mutual defense pact via the Common Security Treaty Organization, a Moscow-led alternative to the US-dominated NATO bloc.
Let’s just hope Putin legitimately takes a stand this time.
Surely, he has to have learned his lesson after the Ukraine.
The last thing the world needs is for the Western, Jewish system to get any stronger by absorbing yet another country into its mass.