The head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko consistently acts as an ally of Russian oil, gas and loans, but not Russia itself and its citizens, says Deputy Dean of the faculty of world economy and world politics HSE Andrew Suzdaltsev. According to him, the President begins to reminisce about Moscow, when left alone with his people. On the eve of elections of the head of the Republic politician again found himself in a similar situation.

The expert added that the Western powers any advantage Minsk is not promised. On the contrary, cooperation may result in the imposition of sanctions against Belarus, writes news Agency REGNUM.

At the same time in the Russian direction he (Alexander Lukashenko. — for the last two years have made every effort to destroy even the beginnings of relationships that existed. In the current situation, Lukashenko is ready for everything just to get support. Ahead of the meeting with the President of Russia, he says that he is an ally — said Suzdaltsev.

Before Lukashenko said that the only ally who remained in Russia, is Belarus. He noted that the loss of Minsk is “a severe blow to Russia’s domestic policy”.

Presidential elections in Belarus will be held on 9 August 2020. The current leader of the country would participate in them, running for the sixth time in a row (the limit on the number of terms was removed from the Constitution in the referendum of 2004).

The main rival of Lukashenka in the upcoming elections Victor Babariko detained on June 18 and put in jail. On 20 June the policy was charged in the case of Belgazprombank.

Babariko more than 20 years as head of the BGB (at 49,818% of its shares belong to the Russian “Gazprom” and Gazprombank). He retired from the credit institution on the eve of elections. Detectives believe that for Babariko stood some “Russian puppeteers”, resulting in more than $430 million was illegally withdrawn from the account of BGB in the Bank of Latvia for several years.

The detention alternative candidate for the presidency sparked a wave of protests across the country. Four days of demonstrations, security forces detained more than 360 people. Against this backdrop, Lukashenka said that the authorities managed to thwart the plan of destabilizing the situation in the country ahead of the elections. The Belarusian President stressed that “the puppeteers were ripped off the mask,” but did not specify who exactly has in mind. Thus, according to the analysts, the main competitor to Lukashenko beneficial to the Kremlin, wrote