The popular Russian observer Stanislav Belkovsky on Lukashenko’s new role after the multilateral talks in Minsk.
Belkovsky. – Alexander Grigoryevich is the principal beneficiary of these meetings.
Koroleva. – Recall how he was called the principal dictator, Europe’s last dictator.
Belkovsky. – No more: he has resigned this holy office and handed it over to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. It was the most important objective of the whole system of Minsk negotiations, which were proposed by Alexander Grigoryevich; he has achieved what he wanted. He is not the worst in Europe now. Europe and NATO can press him to their loving bosom. Just as he desired.
Still a dictator, just not Europe’s last.