Alexander Lukashenko Had A Phone Conversation With Putin
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko had a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Belta news agency, Lukashenko and Putin discussed the events that took place in and around Belarus during their meeting. Alexander Lukashenko stated that they agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide assistance to Belarus in the first request for security.
Lukashenko said, “When it comes to the military component, we have an agreement with the Russian Federation within the framework of the State of the Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). These issues are also in line with the agreement. That’s why I had a long and detailed conversation today with the Russian President about the situation. I can even say that I was a little surprised, because he (Putin) is aware of everything that is going on ”and continued as follows:
“We agreed with Putin as follows, in our first request, comprehensive assistance will be provided to ensure the security of the Republic of Belarus.” Before the presidential elections in Belarus, security forces caught 33 mercenaries affiliated with the Russian security company Wagner. Protests began after the announcement that Lukashenko won the presidential elections in Belarus last week. The protests continued for 6 days. Last night, Belarus gave 32 of 33 Russian mercenaries to Russia, and one of them remained in the country because of Belarusian citizenship.
According to the uncertain results of the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, protests began in the country after Lukashenko was announced that he won. During the unauthorized protests that started on the election night and continued until August 13, one person died, hundreds were injured, and more than 6,700 people were detained.
According to the data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 121 police officers were injured in the incidents, more than 90 criminal cases were opened by the investigation authorities. The harsh intervention of the police against the demonstrators in the protests drew great reaction.