Belarus president says opponents trying to organise massacre | The Guardian

Alexander Lukashenko makes claim as closest presidential election in decades loomsThe authoritarian president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has accused his opponents of trying to organise a massacre in the centre of Minsk, as he seeks to shore up support ahead of the country’s most unpredictable elections in a generation.In a speech lasting an hour and a half, Lukashenko appealed to supporters’ desire for stability and played up fears of a “colour revolution” backed by Moscow and hostile powers in the west. Continue reading…

Alexander Lukashenko makes claim as closest presidential election in decades looms

The authoritarian president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has accused his opponents of trying to organise a massacre in the centre of Minsk, as he seeks to shore up support ahead of the country’s most unpredictable elections in a generation.

In a speech lasting an hour and a half, Lukashenko appealed to supporters’ desire for stability and played up fears of a “colour revolution” backed by Moscow and hostile powers in the west.

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