General Director MIA “Russia today” Dmitry Kiselev in social networks said that the example of the Ukrainian Maidan prevented the Belarusian opposition to attract people to his side, at the same time Alexander Lukashenko is pushing for tough action against the protesters.

“In this context, the “revolutionaries” are perceived within the country primarily as destroyers. The destruction of Ukraine as an example of the scares more than anything else, and pictures of protests around the world we’ve seen so many that do not surprise anymore…” – he wrote.

Earlier, the chief editor MIA “Russia today” and RT Margarita Simonyan, commenting on the video with hard detention by officers of the Minsk Riot police protesters, said that it is evidence of the support of the security forces of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.