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Published: 19 september 2019 16:22

Laurynas Jonavičius. Dialogue with Belarus – why it’s not there, why it should be and what it could be like

Laurynas Jonavičius
Josvydo Elinsko / 15min nuotr. / Laurynas Jonavičius

“I am someone, who wants dialogue with Belarus.” Why did this statement by G. Nausėda sound like a challenge and cause a significant uproar? In simple terms, what’s the problem?

For a few decades now, Lithuania has one of the strictest (in Europe) positions in terms of political relations with Belarus. Why? In short: 1) because Lukashenko is a dictator, breaches human rights and rejects democracy; 2) because Lukashenko’s Belarus is Russia’s closest ally (and this is inherently a threat); 3) because Astravyets.

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