Putin recognized the presidential elections in Belarus as valid

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Moscow believes that the presidential elections in Belarus have taken place. This opinion was expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview on the Russia 1 TV channel, the announcement of which was shown on the night of Saturday, August 29.

“We proceed from the assumption that the elections have taken place,” the Russian leader said.

Elections in Belarus were held on August 9. According to the Central Election Commission of the republic, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko won 80.1% of the vote, the opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – 10.1%.

After that, people who disagreed with the voting results took to the streets, and some enterprises, including the country’s largest production facilities, went on strike. Lukashenko, in turn, ordered to close the striking factories.

After the elections, Tikhanovskaya left Belarus and moved to Lithuania. At the same time, she stated that she was ready to become a national leader for her country.

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