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Expert About Lukashenka's Attacks On Kremlin: When They Put You In Pinch Collar, Barking Is All You Can Do

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Expert About Lukashenka's Attacks On Kremlin: When They Put You In Pinch Collar, Barking Is All You Can Do
LEU MARHOLIN

Moscow is increasingly questioning the legitimacy of the dictator.

Something strange is happening in the relations between the authorities of Belarus and Russia. Last week, Lukashenka first indirectly compared himself to Vladimir Putin - of course, in favor of himself.

Then, on the STV TV channel, propagandist Yauhen Pustavy made an insulting allusion towards Vladimir Putin, speaking about Aliaksandr Lukashenka:

Leu Marholin, a member of the political council of the UCP, noted in his comment to udf that emotions prevailed in Minsk.

“Apart from anger, there is nothing to explain the behavior of the Belarusian authorities. When they put you in a pinch collar, they lead you somewhere, and you cannot get off this collar, the only thing that remains is to bark. And the one who has a leash to his hands can pay attention to it or not. The dog barks, but the caravan moves on,” Marholin said.

What does he mean by a “pinch collar” - roadmaps for deepening integration?

“I think this is still a constitutional referendum that was promised to Putin back in September last year. All attempts to evade, to deviate from the path, do not work. I think he will not go anywhere from it: otherwise he will not receive money. The amounts and loans that Lukashenka received after August 2020 are a trifle. This is not the money that Moscow gave earlier, not the money that it is able to give now,” Marholin said.

He drew attention to the fact that recently, Russian television twice called Lukashenka not “president”, but a leader - including, announcing birthday greetings to Putin:

“It is clear that the central Russian TV channels follow the instructions from the very top”.

“Moscow needs a more legitimate president in Belarus. To sign the same roadmaps with him, so that later no one would say that fateful agreements have no force, because signed by an illegitimate leader,” Marholin believes.

What exactly do they want to see in the Kremlin as a result of the constitutional reform in Belarus?

“It is difficult to talk about it, since we do not see the final draft of the Constitution, which will be submitted to a referendum. As far as I understand, the minimum program for Moscow is a legitimate president, and the maximum program is a parliamentary republic, where there will be a sane party that will say: where are we going without Russian gas, oil, etc.,” Marholin said.