Former Prime Minister of Ukraine explained Europe’s need for a “weak” Belarus

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Europe needs a weak Belarus to turn its people into a “herd” against Russia. This was announced on Sunday, September 20, by the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov in an interview with

“To turn the people into a herd angry against Russia. A poor country is easier to govern. Ukraine has shown: 15 years have passed since the first “orange” revolution, and we already have a generation that has gone through schools where they teach that Russia is an aggressor and a barbarian, “he told the newspaper.

Azarov stressed that the propaganda that, if it were not for Russia, “they would live like in Switzerland,” excluded other opinions in Ukraine. The same, according to him, awaits Belarus.

On September 17, the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging to freeze any transfers of funds to Minsk and to stop issuing loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The resolution also contains calls to the national ice hockey sports federations to withdraw the decision to hold the World Ice Hockey Championship in Belarus in 2021, allegedly due to human rights violations in the republic. 532 MEPs (75%) voted for the resolution on Belarus.

The presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9. From that moment on, protests by the opposition, disagreeing with the results, have continued in the country. According to the CEC, Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote.

Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya refused to acknowledge the election results and called on the international community to support the demonstrators. The EU and the USA considered Lukashenko illegitimate. Until September 24, European countries plan to impose sanctions against Minsk.

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