The dictator fell into even greater international isolation than before Merkel's call.
At the end of this week in Germany, the discussion about Angela Merkel's calls to Aliaksandr Lukashenka suddenly revived. Yesterday, the future Foreign Minister of Germany, Annalena Berbock, noted that Merkel should not have spoken to Lukashenka. The interview of the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to the German agency DPA appeared today. He emphasizes that Merkel, with her call, contributed to the legitimization of the regime.
And Berbock said the following: “You cannot conduct foreign policy without dialogue. To get people to safety, we even talk to the Taliban. But the chancellor shouldn't have called Lukashenka.”
Comparison with the Afghan Taliban speaks for itself: this is how Lukashenka is perceived in Germany.
There are 3 conclusions from this remark of the new Foreign Ministry, writes the CYNIC Telegram channel.
1) The German side will not conduct any negotiations with Lukashenka in the future, however, contact is possible as a factor of an ultimatum, but nothing more. In principle, the manner of action: the condition - punishment - is the absence of dialogue, because Lukashenka is viewed as a terrorist to whom no one will make concessions.
This, in turn, means that the technique of “legitimization through migrants” has failed shamefully. Lukashenka found himself in even greater international isolation than he was before the dialogue with Merkel. The one who asked Merkel to call Lukashenka played exclusively into the hands of Europe, eliminating any possibility of further contact. A multi-port, however ...
Such an unforeseen consequence (although I said both times against the background of apathy from the calls that nothing critical had happened - so it was quite foreseeable) knocked out the trump cards, leaving only the nuclear power plant, a full-scale war and the Afghans (who would open not only their ears, but also the tail of the Kremlin, which is not very desirable for them).
2) The Foreign Ministry is very mildly hinting at Putin's phrase that it is necessary to negotiate with Lukashenka in the same way as with the Taliban. This taunt came at a joint press conference after the brutal harmonization that resulted in Lukashenka leaving Putin's cabinet pretty raddled.
The new German rulers very sarcastically caught this “phrase” and they also answered Lukashenka and his neighbor in the trench. You can talk to the Taliban - they are reluctant, but fulfill the conditions. It is impossible to talk to Lukashenka - he does not fulfill the conditions.
The “hairpin” has been thrown in. Putin's pleas “Call Lukashenka, not me” failed - instead, they began to call anyone (the entire East), but not Lukashenka.
3) The uncompromising position of Germany determines that the sanctions pressure can be increased, because the center of the EU is moving from the category of “mild exponent of concern” to a clear exponent of opinions and positions.
Tourists are now forcibly thrown into planes and sent home. This happens so urgently because they are wasted material and no longer want to break through the border. Moreover, this is what the eastern side demands.
Lukashenka, by the way, uses violence in vain - upon exiting the plane, tourists are greeted by special representatives of interesting bodies who ask them about the violence of the security forces of Belarus, not Poland.
The trap in Iraq worked. Even better than planned. Afghanistan is next (well, and Russia as a link in this chain).