Lukashenko was re-elected for a time, at a vote the resistance, protesters, and independent observers have said had been rigged.
His reelection has been met with widespread protests, the largest the nation has seen in several years, which have been met with violent repression from Belarusian authorities.
Lukashenko has promised foreign forces are interfering in the nation, also warned that Russia was in danger. He has spoken to his Russian counterpart, together with the Kremlin declaring both had discussed the circumstance.
“Both sides expressed optimism that all present issues will be settled shortly. The major issue is to stop damaging forces from utilizing these issues to cause harm to mutually beneficial relations of both nations within the Union State,” said an announcement on the Kremlin site.
Meanwhile, the Lukashenko has resisted the chance of overseas mediation, suggested particularly by Poland and also two Baltic nations.
“We do not require any foreign authorities, we do not require any suggestions,” Lukashenko told a government meeting on Saturday, offered from the state bureau Belta. On Wednesday, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland had suggested a mediation strategy to prepare a”national council” to solve the continuing political crisis.
State bureau Belta reported Monday Lukashenko won 80.23percent of their vote, although his principal rival Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a former instructor, obtained only 9.9%.
She’s returned to Lithuania, from where she’s known for mass peaceful protests in most significant towns of Belarus, as she accused the government of producing a”bloodbath”.
There were rumors that peaceful protesters have been tortured, following tens of thousands of Belarusians were rounded up by authorities and detained in prisons. Many who’ve been published claiming they were beaten and kept in dreadful conditions.
A killed protester has been”taken” by authorities
The spouse of this protester who died on Monday through protests in Minsk has accused the authorities of shooting him dismissing the official accounts that her spouse was killed when an explosive device he had been going to throw police blew up in his hands.
Elena German told The Associated Press she managed to see the morgue and see the entire body of Alexander Taraikovsky on Friday, stating: “There’s a seam at the torso region — that the hole has been stitched up, but there’s a black bruise; it is little but we discovered. His feet and hands are completely undamaged, there aren’t even bruises. .It was a shot directly in the chest”
Belarus’ Interior Ministry has declined to comment on the circumstance, beyond its first claim a protester died due to a hand-held volatile.
German stated she plans to seek out a complete investigation. She’s called on a Belarusian human rights firm for aid and needs global experts to get involved in a probe.
“I’m feeling outraged. I am angry. That’s the reason why I wish to attain justice,” she explained.
Approximately 500 people came to pay last respects to Taraikovsky, who put in an open casket. As the coffin was completed, many fell to a knee, yelling and crying”Long live Belarus.”
Lukashenko was in power since 1994, and that is the sole President Belarus has ever had.