Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his son Nikolai attend the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, June 24, 2020. Host photo agency/Sergey Guneev via REUTERS/File Photo
RFE: As Pre-Election Crackdown Continues, Lukashenka Accuses Russia, Poland Of Meddling MINSK — President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has accused Russia and Poland of “meddling” in the country’s upcoming presidential election as he continues to crack down on potential challengers and the independent media.
In a June 25 Telegram post, Lukashenka, facing the strongest-ever challenge to his leadership as he seeks a sixth term, accused activists of posting “creepy fake” stories on the Internet seeking to discredit him and his family before the elections, scheduled for August 9.
“It is clear that there are puppet masters behind them. They are on both sides of us; they reside in Poland and they throw [dirt] from Russia as well…They use the most modern fake technologies. The meddling into our election, our internal affairs is under way,” Lukashenka stated.
The Kremlin rejected Lukashenka’s claims while referring to Belarus an ally.
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WNU Editor: With the exception of those who are within his inner circle, his political party that lives off his support, and the security forces, no one supports President Lukashenka both internally and outside. And I am being charitable.
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