Oleksandr Lukashenko found himself in a difficult situation, dictator Putin almost completely controls him after the last elections in Belarus.
Oleksandr is the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Lukashenko literally found himself under the control of the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. However, Lukashenko continues to resist so as not to directly fight with Ukraine.
About it in the commentary of channel 24 told American political scientist Ramis Yunus.
The political scientist emphasized that Lukashenko could have quietly left two years ago after the elections in Belarus.
“If he had conceded defeat in the elections, then the situation could be completely different in Belarus and in Lukashenka. Now he is “on the hook” of Putin. Like Putin, he is “on the hook” in the West after February 24,” Yunus said.
The expert emphasized that Putin wants to use the Belarusian territory and army for a war against Ukraine.
“Lukashenko understands that if Belarus does go to war, he will fly out of his chair even faster than Putin. Civilian Belarusians do not want to fight, just like the military. If these forces unite, then Lukashenko’s power may come to an end. If the military does not want to fight and go against him, then the people will come out too. They haven’t disappeared anywhere in the last three years. 30-40 thousand have been in prisons, several tens of thousands have gone abroad. And the others are still at home. That’s why Lukashenko is pushing as hard as he can. He is ready fulfill Putin’s various whims, but does not want to enter the war directly,” Yunus summarized.
Belarus and the Russian war against Ukraine
Analysts of the American Institute for the Study of War note that Oleksandr Lukashenko declares a threat from NATO in order to avoid direct involving his country in the war against Ukraine.
Belarus extended military exercises The Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation at the training grounds located near the border with Ukraine. They will last at least until December 12.
Military expert Petro Chernyk believes that after the defeat of Russia, the self-proclaimed regime President of Belarus Lukashenka will fall.
Mykhailo Samus, deputy director of the Army, Conversion and Disarmament Center for International Affairs, believes that Belarusian forces will enter the war on the side of Russia in any case.