New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he has set up a police reserve force in Belarus to intervene if necessary. According to him, the time has not yet come to send this force. “Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has asked me to reserve a certain police force, and I have already done so,” he said on Russian state television.
"We have agreed that we will not use this force until the situation is out of control," he said on Rasha-1 TV. President Lukashenko is facing opposition from a large number of people in the country over the controversial Belarusian election on August 9. In addition, at least 13 journalists, including the BBC team, have been detained in the capital, Minnesota, ahead of a protest rally.
The home ministry said he had been taken to a police station to verify his identity. President Putin has said it is his duty to assist Belarus in defense issues because of the agreement reached between the two countries. He added that the two countries have deep cultural, ethnic and linguistic ties.
Meanwhile, Polish Prime Minister Matthias Morayatsky has said that President Putin is considering taking control of Belarus to cover up violations of international law. “The plan should be withdrawn immediately,” he said.
Russia and Belarus are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Many Soviet countries are affiliate the organization. On the 16th, the two countries formed a coalition, which encouraged closer integration. Citizens were guaranteed the right to live and work independently in both countries.
What is behind Putin’s plan?
Alexander Lukashenko has long claimed that Russia will come to his aid if the situation worsens. President Putin has directly sealed Lukashenko’s claim, and as a result, black clouds are now in danger in Belarus.
President Putin has not commented on the value of the force. “It simply came to our notice then.
Russia’s possible crackdown is a blow to opposition leaders and protesters, as well as to the West. Because Putin mentions the special relationship between Minsk and Moscow – in which he talks about ethnic ties, family ties and financial ties.
Russia’s possible intervention is therefore a threat to opposition leaders and demonstrators, as well as to the West. Because Putin mentions the special relationship between Minsk and Moscow – in which he talks about ethnic ties, family ties and financial ties.
EU will impose sanctions
The European Union (EU) and the United States have rejected ballots in Belarus on August 8, saying they were “independent” or “neutral.” The EU, which controls the outcome, is preparing to impose sanctions on those who have been accused of manipulating and cracking down on anti-Lukashenka activists.
There has never been such a big show in Belarus. Lukashenka won the presidency for the sixth time with 40 percent of the vote. He has been president for 24 years. A criminal case has been filed against the Opposition Co-ordination Council. Lukashenka is accused trying to seize power.