The Foreign Ministry of Belarus regards the calls of foreign countries to hold new presidential elections as interference in the country’s internal affairs. This was stated by the press secretary of the department Anatoly Glaz on Friday, August 28.
On the eve of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus summoned the Charge d’Affaires of Poland in Belarus Martin Voytekhovsky and expressed to him a strong protest “in connection with the open attempts of the Polish side to directly interfere in the internal affairs of the Republic of Belarus.” The statements made by the Polish authorities in recent days were called unacceptable and such behavior counterproductive.
On August 27, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, commenting on the statements of the Polish authorities about non-recognition of the election results, accused them of interfering in internal Belarusian affairs.
“This is a diplomatic war, and at the highest level,” he said.
At the same time, Lukashenko stressed that huge sums of money have to be spent on maintaining stability on the country’s western border, since Poland “sleeps and sees” that the Grodno region will go to it.
On August 27, the head of the Polish Prime Minister’s Office, Michal Dvorczyk, said that the country does not recognize the result of the presidential elections in Belarus and does not recognize Lukashenko as the head of state. The EU adheres to the same position, he said.
A day earlier it became known that since the time of the protests in Belarus, Poland has received several dozen citizens of this country without the necessary documents. Warsaw also offered to create a list of vacancies for Belarusians.
Mass protests in Belarus began on August 9 after citizens from different cities of the country refused to recognize the official election results, according to which Lukashenka won more than 80% of the vote. People who took to the streets faced opposition from the security forces. There were casualties on both sides, and several civilians were killed.