Belarus 100,000 protests President visits Russia for talks September 14 at 5:49 a.m.
Tensions continue in the former Soviet state of Belarus on the 13th, when 100,000 people protested in Minsk, the capital, calling for the president to step down. President Lukashenko is scheduled to visit Russia today to meet with President Putin, and is expected to discuss a path to a breakthrough.
In Belarus, anti-regime protests against the injustice of last month’s presidential election continued for five weeks, and about 100,000 people marched in Minsk, the capital, on 13 August to demand the resignation of President Lukashenko.
In response, the regime dispatched security forces as “protests are an attempt to overthrow the regime” and detained demonstrators one after another.
According to the Belarusian Interior Ministry, 250 people have been detained so far in Minsk.
President Lukashenko will visit Russia, which is behind the campaign, on April 14 and will meet and discuss with President Putin for the first time since a series of protests began.
However, As President Putin, it is seen as inevitable that the turmoil in Belarus will ignite in Russia, and the focus will be on how far both sides can pave the way for a breakthrough.