The dictator is trying to divert attention from his illegitimacy.
Stanislau Shushkevich, the first leader of independent Belarus, said this in an interview with the website Charter97.org, commenting on the migrant crisis on the border with Poland:
- Lukashenka diverts attention from his illegitimate existence as president, so to speak. He comes up with all sorts of things that are unacceptable in the civilized world, he is de facto waging a war with Poland, using the fact that state terrorism has been established in our country. Our country is ruled by neither economists nor scientists but security officials. Lukashenka imposes his will on the siloviki, and they impose on the people.
Now a horde of unfortunate people has been mobilized to harass Europe. This is not done in a civilized state, but we are far from civilization. We have state terrorism, which is defined by the 1987 Geneva Declaration. You can see on Wikipedia what this document is.
- What is Lukashenka trying to achieve?
- Lukashenka is trying to maintain his power indefinitely. He does this with the support of Russia. You see, power is a drug that has infected many leaders of the former republics of the Soviet Union. First of all, Lukashenka and Putin. They want this power to continue until the end of their days.
- Can the migrant crisis develop into a transit crisis? Russian business is already sounding the alarm over the fact that problems with the delivery of goods have begun.
- You know, it is difficult for me to be a prophet and predict what is conditioned by many factors. I am sure that Lukashenka is ready to use any uncivilized tricks to maintain his power. It is a fact.