Society What were the objectives of the visit of President of Lithuania to Belarus Dalia Grybauskaite? Or did not visit this symbol of support Alexander Lukashenko from Lithuania and the European Union? Or was right Nyaklyayeu that after meeting with Grybauskaite said that the opposition should not rely on the support of the European Union? How to evaluate the Moscow visit of Lithuanian President to Minsk? These topics in the "Prague accent" discussing Advisor former president of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, political scientist Lavras Bielinis, editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Narodnaya Volya" Kalinkina and an expert of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, a political scientist Denis Melyantsou.
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Kalinkina: It seems to me that if there was a serious message of Brussels to Alexander Lukashenko, it should be assessed what has been going on — I mean, as a territorial election commissions were formed and how to collect signatures for Lukashenko … Russia, as a state, has not received an invitation to observe these elections, Russian observers will arrive in Belarus only as part of international groups — PACE, OSCE and CIS clear.
Bielinis: For Moscow is not so important, as agreed by Belarus and Lithuania, it is important for the EU position on such
countries like Belarus … The summit in Deauville, can be considered as a specific response to the visit Grybauskaite, as Moscow considers the events in a wider range than we think, or from Minsk from Vilnius.
Melyantsou: The very fact that the Lithuanian president met with the Belarusian opposition, shows that Lithuania has not renounced support for the democratic opposition in Belarus as one could interpret that in the past year, Silvio Berlusconi during his visit to Minsk did not meet with the opposition … The visit was timed for Lithuania and Belarus, it was out of season for the Belarusian opposition