First Deputy permanent representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy compared the protests in Minsk with the events on the Ukrainian Maidan in 2014. He wrote about it on his Twitter page.

“deja vu in Minsk. It is clear that there are those who do not agree with the re-election of Lukashenko, but it’s still a loud minority that tries to impose its will on the silent majority. And Western "geoingegneria" shamelessly exploited this, as they did on the Maidan in Ukraine, ravaging the country,” wrote Polanski.

Mass protests in Minsk and other Belarusian cities began after the completion of voting at the election of the President of the Republic, the final day, which took place on 9 August. According to the interim data of the CEC, the acting head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko scores more than 81 percent of the vote, opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski just 8 per cent. Citizens do not believe in the victory of Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term and has been ruled since 1994.

Euromaidan — mass protest actions in the center of Kiev and other cities of Ukraine in winter 2013-2014, which in the country there was a violent change of power. As a result of armed confrontation between protesters and the security forces have killed 106 people.