The protests have already cost the country $500 million, and the deferred damage may be many times greater, Lukashenka said.
The Belarusian authorities estimate the damage from the protests in the country at $0.5 billion, said on Wednesday, August 19, assistant to the President of Belarus Valery Belsky, BelTA writes. Belarusian rubles, which were spent on the restoration of flowerbeds and lawns. The current damage has already amounted to at least $500 million. Delayed is in the billions. The foundations of the foreign lending system created over the years have been violated, the country’s investment attractiveness has suffered, sanctions are being discussed,” Belsky said.
He noted that the strike as a form of protest was chosen by the best state-owned enterprises, and “most private (companies) continue to work, fixing themselves in new markets, which lost competitors in the foreseeable period.”
In his opinion, the strikers at state-owned enterprises have lost their sense of danger of being left without means of subsistence.” “This is probably the only ambiguous aspect of the social state project, demotivating “to move, “twist” and value the workplace,” Lukashenko’s aide believes.
Recall that a week ago the Minsk authorities estimated the damage from the protests in the city at 500,000 Belarusian rubles.