The state media were sure that the dictator's words were just emotions.
An interesting moment from an interview with a former employee of the state newspaper, formerly working in Lukashenka's pool service.
- Sometimes they asked not to broadcast some things, such as the personal argy-bargy at meetings with officials, shoving matches. Or some very frank questions could be discussed, such as the relationship with Russia. Then we were told: this is what we omit, - the interlocutor told tut.by. - And sometimes they asked, on the contrary, to broadcast some emotional things - and it was surprising. I remember how Lukashenka called the head of the European Commission, Jose Barroso, "a jerk". We were sure that Lukashenka had expressed his emotions in a narrow circle. But no, we were told to publish it.
We remind that in April 2011, a quote, said by Lukashenka about the head of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, went viral in the media.
- As for such jerks as Barroso and others... Well, who is Barroso? There was a Barroso in Portugal, but they kicked him out and he got a job in the European Commission. The last thing I ever care about is what the European officials blab... There are thousands of them there," - Lukashenka said.
And he commented on attempts to impose economic sanctions against Belarus:
- They're just scoundrels. So I do not want to talk about any Barrosos and other "jerks" and "thugs" and so on...