By September 17, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will decide on the participants in the protest movements who left the country after the elections in 2020. He himself announced this live on September 1 during an open history lesson for schools and universities.
“We have fugitives, and your acquaintances, rushed abroad. Do you know how much back they are asking now? You don’t know, we didn’t block their entry, but some of them are afraid to return, who messed up, because the law is not in order, and what if they are asked there, ”said the president of the country.
Lukashenka assured that the final decision on the issue would be announced on September 17, the Day of National Unity.
The President of Belarus on January 28 said that he was ready for someone else’s victory in the elections in 2020, however, according to the politician, his opponents turned out to be crooks.
The Belarusian leader added that his future presidency will depend on the development of the situation in the country. However, he noted that he is a supporter of two presidential terms.
After the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, 2020, which were won for the sixth time by Alexander Lukashenko, who, according to the Central Election Commission of the republic, won 80.1% of the vote, mass opposition protests began in the country. The voting results were not recognized by the US and EU countries.
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya also disagreed with the election results, called on the world community to support the demonstrators and left the country. In October of the same year, she was put on the interstate wanted list by the Belarusian authorities.
Later, Lukashenka revealed the details of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s departure. According to him, she was neither forced to leave the country nor threatened.