FAST FIVE: Russia Blasts US & EU "Meddling" In Belarus As Both Declare Lukashenko Is Not President
Perhaps not helping matters is that Washington on Wednesday declared that it no longer recognizes Lukashenko as the legitimate president of the country, pulling in essence the same thing it did in Venezuela (where the US still sees Juan Guaido as valid “interim president” though Maduro clearly rules the country).
“The path forward should be a national dialogue leading to the Belarusian people enjoying their right to choose their leaders in a free and fair election under independent observation.” Via Reuters The declaration of official non-recognition was made yet without presenting any particular or firm evidence of the alleged election rigging.
The European Union does not recognise their falsified results.
On this basis, the so-called 'inauguration' of 23 September 2020 and the new mandate claimed by Aleksandr Lukashenko lack any democratic legitimacy.
We believe that these decisions contradict the international law in general and constitute indirect meddling in internal affairs,” a Kremlin spokesman said.