Lukashenko: Belarus Is Not Obliged To Warn Other Countries About The Inauguration
President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said that his administration is not obliged to warn other States about the inauguration, as it is an internal matter of the country. The ceremony took place on September 23, but it was not announced in advance.
"In my opinion, according to the laws of Belarus, we should not warn anyone from Western countries. That is an internal matter of our country. And there is only one criticism: either a mystery or a mystery. You know, about 2 thousand people were invited to the inauguration together with the military. It is almost impossible to keep this secret," Mr. Lukashenko said at a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador in Minsk (BelTA citation).
According to the President, he was surprised by the position of some countries concerning Belarus. "Even at yesterday's inauguration, there is some kind of resentment or claims that we did not inform the Poles, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Czechs, or anyone else that we will hold this event," he said. "Our neighbors are from God, they are not chosen, and we are doomed to live together and be friends," Mr. Lukashenko added.
After the inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko, protests began in the country. Minsk police detained more than 300 people. The European Union called the inauguration illegitimate. The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrel, recalled that the EU still does not recognize the results of the presidential election.