Lukashenka’s sympathy to outcasts can be understood, but Bakiyev’s staying in the country can bring the Belarusians only problems and shame.
The website charter97.org has learnt this from Andrei Sannikov, the leader of the civil campaign European Belarus, who commented on yesterday’s statement of the Belarusian ruler about granting asylum to Kyrgyz dictator Kurmanbek Bakiyev.
“The secret transfer of ousted dictator Bakiyev from Kazakhstan to Minsk is a disgrace to Belarus. Lukashenka’s sympathy to outcasts can be understood, but Bakiyev’s staying in the country can bring the Belarusians only problems and shame.
Lukashenka managed to come into conflict with Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Russian out of thin air. His aggressive support of deposed Bakiyev and insistence in calling him the acting president is interference with internal affairs of Kyrgyzstan that leads to escalation of tension in this country. Besides, Lukashenka is drawing Belarus into internal struggle of Central Asian clans, which our European country doesn’t need,” the politician thinks.
According to Sannikov, it is absolutely obvious that Lukashenka doesn’t have any answers to economic problems and challenges, he uses every opportunity to distract people’s attention from acute issues.
“It is for these purposes that he needs a brawl over Bakiyev. But Belarus doesn’t need bakiyevs, chavezes, or ahmadinejads. Belarus has to be in Europe and behave in accordance with European rules. It is the only way for our country to solve its economic problems and establish normal mutually beneficial relations with the former Soviet republics. This will certainly happen soon,” the European Belarus leader is sure.