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Political Scientist: The Belarusian Authorities Got What They Had Fought For

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Political Scientist: The Belarusian Authorities Got What They Had Fought For
Aliaksandr Klaskouski

The regime is confused.

Aliaksandr Lukashenka chaired a meeting on the situation at the borders of Belarus. It was attended by representatives of the power bloc of the country.

Out of the ordinary, the situation with migrants was called a “humanitarian disaster.” It is interesting that earlier this definition came from the Lithuanian and Polish sides.

So what can we expect in this direction - an attempt to normalize the situation with migrants or, on the contrary, an even greater flow of people wishing to get through Belarus to the EU countries?

- Following today's meeting, where Lukashenka stated that migrants have become a problem for Belarus, the EU countries can say: “The Belarusian authorities got what they had fought for, - Aliaksandr Klaskouski says in an express commentary to Salidarnasts. - Neighbors say that this crisis was created artificially, and now everything is returning like a boomerang.

On the one hand, illegal immigrants continue to arrive in Belarus, because they understand that they can slip through here for free. On the other hand, we see how Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians began to respond harshly. This is a certain surprise for the official Minsk because they thought that “rotten Europe” with its humanism would not find a symmetrical response.

If you look at the coverage of events on the border by the Belarusian state media and the media of neighboring states, it can be called information war. It's hard to get to the bottom of the truth. From what we know: Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians really do not clatter with migrants, they turn them back.

When people from problematic countries with wars come back to Belarus en masse, it poses a threat to the security of our country as well.

I have the impression that the Belarusian side is a little confused and is thinking about how to get out of this situation little by little.

Lukashenka kept repeating: you are imposing sanctions against us, why are we going to defend you? This is yet another invitation for negotiations, for bargaining. Both on this and on other subjects.

Nevertheless, Lukashenka's rhetoric remains the same: demonstrating his inflexibility and firmness is his usual style. But there are notes that indicate that the Belarusian side will still pull through in this situation. The prospect of somehow defeating the EU and persuading them to negotiate on their own positions is more and more illusory, says Aliaksandr Klaskouski.