a week after the disputed presidential election, the Opposition holds in Belarus, the pressure on the authoritarian head of state Alexander Lukashenko in an upright position. On Saturday, thousands of people gathered for a rally in the capital, Minsk, and demanded his resignation. Lukashenko was looking for in a phone call on the Council of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. For the protests that he made a "Outside interference" is responsible."No more torture"
Many participants of the rally commemorated in the vicinity of a metro station Pushkinskaya one of the protesters, who came there at the beginning of the week in quelling the protests to death. They laid down flowers to bekdunen their grief with the deaths of Alexander Taraikowskij. Some of the participants shouted "Go!", others carried signs with the inscription "no to violence" and "No more torture". There are also pictures of abused protesters were kept high. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP/Reuters people gather on Saturday in Minsk on the spot where a protester was killed and swivel the old Belarusian national flags
The death of Taraikowskij had been caused by a one in whose Hand is exploded, an explosive device, had declared to the authorities. Video footage of the scene show, however, no explosive device, and police officers, the shots fired. Between 500 and 700 people gathered on Saturday at the coffin of Taraikowskij, which was issued in a different Minsk district.
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In contrast to the crackdown on the protests to be decided at the beginning of the week, the authorities at the rallies on Saturday first of all, violence. The Belarusian authorities announced the release of more than 2000 of a total of approximately 6700 people who were arrested during the demonstrations firmly.
in the light of the days-long protests in his country, head of state Lukashenko called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. He had agreed in the telephone conversation with Putin, that "on our first request, extensive assistance is provided to ensure the safety and security of Belarus", Lukashenko said on Saturday, according to the official news Agency Belta.
Lukashenko pointed to an existing defensive Alliance with Moscow: "as regards the military Dimension, we have an agreement with the Russian Federation in the framework of the Union" between Russia and Belarus. "Such situations are covered by the agreement," he added.
The dictator is also "very concerned about the Situation on the territory of our neighbouring countries – Poland and Lithuania". Because Exercises of the Western defense Alliance Nato were to be held, will Lukashenko route, an air brigade of the Belarusian army in the city of Brest on the border with Poland. There is "a tense situation on the Western borders," Haber said of the power.
Whether Lukashenko's telephone conversation has to do with Putin something to do with this decision, is unclear. The U.S. army leads up to the 22. August is a maneuver in Poland, in which the rapid Laying of troops to the Eastern border of practiced to be. The Russian government had criticized such Nato Exercises in the past few years. Sergei Grits/AP/dpa Has expired his time? The Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko"We need to take with Putin, contact"
Moscow had promised to Lukashenko, his support, and also explained that it was for the protests to Try to influence from the outside. Before the election, Lukashenko, Russia had been accused of, however, it wants to make Belarus into a vassal state and in favor of his opponent in the ballot to get involved. On Friday, he released 32 Russian citizens have been arrested for Spying shortly before the election was held.
"The Aggression against Belarus. We need to take with Putin, President of Russia, so that I can talk to him“, had Lukashenko said in his telephone conversation with Putin. He does not think that the protests in the country is no longer solely a threat for Belarus, but for the entire Region. As the news Agency Bloomberg reported, citing state officials in Moscow, to Familiar of the dictator have been asked whether the Belarus refuge guide in Russia could find.
differences from the Ukraine
Despite a long-standing Russian-white Russian Union of both Moscow and Minsk have retained their previous systems, and a possible merger in the past few years, a little intense. In contrast to the Revolution in the Ukraine from 2013 and 2014, the Russian government held back yet with word messages and threats. Add to that: The Opposition in Belarus is not decidedly pro-European or anti-Russian, as it was in Kiev.
of The 26 years of authoritarian in Belarus, ruling Lukashenko was declared by the authorities of his country to the winner of the presidential election last Sunday. The Opposition, however, evidence of electoral fraud, since the days of tens of thousands of protesters calling for the resignation of Lukashenko.
The police in the past few days violently against the protesters. At least 6700 people have been arrested, two protesters were killed. In the face of police violence, the EU introduced on Friday new sanctions against the authorities in Minsk on the way. "Know where his bodies are buried": Ex-lawyer grabs on "Predator" Trump FOCUS Online/Wochit "Knows where his bodies are buried": Ex-lawyer grabs on "Predator" Trump Paula's dog gets lost in the woods - by the brilliant idea he finds back home FOCUS Online Paula's dog gets lost in the woods - by the brilliant idea he finds back to homeflr/AFP Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 02:26