When asked Russia will provide assistance to the “security” of Belarus. This was stated by President Alexander Lukashenko. According to him, he had agreed with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

“Today with the President of Russia, I had a long, detailed conversation about the situation. <...> And we agreed with him: at first our request will be provided full assistance for the security of the Republic of Belarus”, — said Lukashenko, quoted by BelTA. He added that assistance could be needed “in case of external military threats”.

According to him, they discussed the protests in Belarus — “the situation in the country fits the clauses of the contract in the framework of the Union state and the CSTO”, the President added. He and Putin agreed that it is important that problems in the Republic “has not used the destructive forces seeking to harm the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in the framework of the Union state”, noted in the message of the Kremlin.

we will Remind, the Belarus protests, which began after the presidential elections on 9 August. CEC counted Lukashenko more than 80% of the votes and his rival from the opposition Svetlana Tikhanovski, only 10%. Eyewitnesses reported about the fraud, and she Tikhanovski said that scored at least 70%. Disagree with the voting results, the people take to the streets for the seventh day in a row protest has been harshly suppressed by guards. On the eve of Lukashenko stressed that “the Belarusian authorities the country will not give up”, and he was able to “keep the situation”.