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6 Apr 2017

Lukashenko: Western politicians should look at their own ‘democracy’ before criticizing Belarus

Lukashenko: Western politicians should look at their own ‘democracy’ before criticizing Belarus

MINSK, 6 April (BelTA) – Western politicians should take a long hard look at their own “democracy” before criticizing Belarus. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement in the latest interview with the interstate television and radio company Mir, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko said: “Today I received a letter from a group of U.S. congressmen, including the famous [John] McCain, who searches for democracy in Belarus. The letter complains that we’ve apprehended someone here and so on and so forth. In my reply I suggested they should take a look at what kind of democracy is practiced in Western countries. Brussels, London, Paris, and Germany saw bombs, poison, tear gas, water cannons, and police batons only recently.”

“Can it get any better? A stronghold of democracy indeed. Do you remember what was happening after Donald Trump’s election in the United States of America? This is why I told him it is necessary to take a long hard look at what kind of ‘democracy’ they practice. At least we’ve not tried to poison anyone with tear gas,” pointed out the president. “Their goal is understandable.”

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