Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that there is no need to draw parallels between the protests in Russia and Belarus, since the situations in the countries are different.
“I wouldn’t draw any parallels here. Of course, there are similar elements, I mean elements associated with provocateurs, provocative elements. Yes, they are, ”Peskov said on Wednesday, February 3.
Thus, he answered a question from journalists about whether the Kremlin thinks that the events in Belarus and Russia are similar.
“At the same time, we are two different countries. We have different situations, different reasons, so I would not identify it at all, ”the Kremlin spokesman added.
On January 28, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that there may be several differences between the protests that took place in the Russian Federation and in the republic, but the main thing is the purpose of the actions.
Mass protests have not subsided in Belarus since August 9, after the presidential elections in the country. According to the Central Election Commission, the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote for the sixth time in a row.
Those who disagreed with the election results took to the streets, and discontent spilled over into mass protests across the country. The protesters are supported by the oppositionist and former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who left the republic shortly after the elections and settled in Lithuania. At the same time, the results of the elections in Belarus were not recognized by the United States and European countries.
On January 23 and 31, illegal protests took place in a number of Russian cities. At the same time, government departments have repeatedly warned about the illegality of such events and about responsibility for their organization and participation in them.
At the same time, on January 22, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the involvement of minors in illegal actions based on the facts of calls to participate in illegal actions.
At the same time, the hashtag #ChildrenVnePolitiki was launched on the Web to ensure the safety of children and adolescents.