Putin said that he recognizes the victory of his Belarusian colleague in the elections and doubts the integrity of those who disagree with the results of the elections.
The Russian Federation has recognized the elections in Belarus as legitimate, and Alexander Lukashenko as the winner. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview on Russia-1 TV channel.
He noted that he had already congratulated Lukashenko on his victory.
“We assume that the elections were held. I did it immediately, we recognized their legitimacy,” he said.
Putin believes that there are reasons to doubt the honesty of those who disagree with the results of the elections in Belarus.
Putin also said that the Belarusian authorities invited OSCE representatives to the elections as observers, but they did not come. According to him, this suggests that the position on the results of these elections was prepared in advance.
Earlier, Putin said that he had prepared a reserve of security forces for Belarus. They will be sent to Belarus only if “extremist elements” start a robbery.
Before that Lukashenko said that, according to his agreements with Putin, at the first request Russia will provide assistance to ensure security in Belarus