The closer the presidential election in Belarus, the more are the worst quarrel between Moscow and Minsk, Western observers say.
As written in the pages of Russian English-language edition "The Moscow Times" Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics Peterson Anders Aslund, among CIS countries worst relations with Moscow — with Belarus, once its most solid ally and most authoritative (except for the Russian) state in the Europe. Both countries have recently repeated the meaningless gas war and more war on words in the media. This behavior is typical of authoritarian regimes that set up their own people against their neighbors, to save power.
"Until then, Lukashenko could always count on an elaborate system of voting fraud," now it would be nice to take care of the inviolability of his power, given the nature of the media war declared by the Kremlin, "the notes on the pages of the German edition of" Der Tagesspiegel "journalist Paul Flückiger.
According to the author, public accusations of Moscow to the Belarusian president, which were announced by the leading Russian TV channels — no news. Five years ago, presidential candidate Alexander Kozulin informed about such things in his pre-election speech in the Belarusian television. For which he paid freedom.
"Now the Belarusian opposition, which for many years has been unable to resist the regime, not least because of their disunity, not surprisingly supported anyhow where, and in Moscow itself. "Patience Moscow, which until recently" because of the lack of alternatives mirylasya with all the rigging of the election results, "apparently broke . the next step was the invitation to the Kremlin in Moscow, four representatives of the Belarusian opposition. Thus the most provocative, says German journalist looks visit the former Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Andrei Sannikov, which stands for the country's accession to the EU and closer strategic partnership with Russia.
Meanwhile observers Radio France Internationale (RFI) Lukashenko noted paranoid reluctance to part with power and his virtuosic ability to operate public facilities in Moscow with the maximum benefit for themselves. Over the years, the Belarusian government "managed to drive to Moscow by the nose, promising a speedy unification with Russia, and from there get 52 billion dollars for the pronunciation of words that are pleasing to the Kremlin's ambitions inhabitants. Forced to Belarus' joining the trilateral Customs Union with Russia and Kazakhstan to nothing no change in the Fronde Minsk on Moscow. "
Commenting on the recent visit to Belarus of the Syrian president, French commentators say "comic" statements of Minsk on the construction of a new geo-political coalition that should unite Belarus, Syria and Venezuela in a "Triple Alliance." Soon, the presidents of the three countries were to meet in Damascus to flesh out the main directions of its further cooperation.
Among these areas appears, in particular, such a burning issue as "remote zandavanne Earth." The idea of this project is as ambitious as anecdotal, according to a modest recognition of Alexander Lukashenko, belongs to the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.
"Sober people, of course, may express doubts about the practical benefits, and even more so — the viability of the union of the three states, which are separated by oceans, seas and thousands of miles away. Matter, however, is that the leaders these countries unite all non-geographic factors.
According to RFI, "fake triple alliance" — a sort of blackmail attempt triple Moscow "as to cause a stir somewhere in Washington or European capitals" geopolitical peculiarities of the three presidents are unlikely to be able to. "