If the Belarusian authorities do not start a dialogue with the people, this country can wait for its own “Maidan”. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky said this in an interview with the Austrian edition Wiener Zeitung.
In his opinion, the opposition in Belarus is now holding peaceful demonstrations – “people are fighting for freedom and for democracy, without aggression and violence”.
“Nobody throws stones, nobody sets fire to buildings. Many demonstrators are abused by the state. It is important to me that there is no bloody bath. If the state refuses to dialogue with the people, Belarus may get something like a ‘maidan’,” Zelensky said.
At the same time, he noted that so far, Belarus does not see a leader around whom the people could unite.
Recall that since early August, protests have been held in Belarus. People do not agree with the results of the presidential election, the winner of which was declared Alexander Lukashenko.