Eurasia Daily Monitor: Lukashenka Lashes Out at Opposition

WASHINGTON – David Marples in his recent piece in Eurasia Daily Monitor analyzed how Belarusian auhorities view the opposition and concluded that

the government is unprepared for and unwilling to participate in any dialogue with the opposition. To brand the UDF’s leaders as “enemies of the people” not only tries to exclude them from the discussions, it indicates that in the president’s mind they are criminals. The phrase itself has echoes of Stalinism and indicates a deeply inherent fear within the Belarusian leadership that it might lose control over the Eastern Partnership process.

Read the full text in Eurasia Daily Monitor.

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