At today’s meeting the head of state has disclosed his thoughts of economic and political issues to students and teaching staff of the Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU).
Belaruskaliy for sale?
Aliaksandr Lukashenka wants to offer 15-20% of its shares at market value and repeatedly voiced the high cost of its privatization.
“There was an offer of privatisation for $15 bn. I said: $32 bn! When market is back to normal it might be $36 bn. If anyone is ready we can sell 15-20 %, but not the control stake. Its price will be seriously haggled over,” news agency Interfax quotes the president.
It it noteworthy that earlier Lukashenka promised to make a market of Beltransgaz, a natural gas infrastructure and transportation company, which Russian supermajor Gazprom bought in 2011.
Demonstrative gratitude to Pazniak
“Thanks to him [Zianon Pazniak, leader of the Belarusian Conservative Christian Party – Belarusian People’s front] for his quoting me, the words I said at All Belarusian People’s Meeting. The West did pay money to the Belarusian opposition, I am citing him! Our so called oppositionists admit the fact. They feed from there; they have a feeding trough in the West, or they have it here but food is delivered from abroad,” Lukashenka said.
He also mentioned Ales Bialiatski, Head of human rights centre Viasna. According to the Belarusian president, it was the Lithuanian authorities that provided the infornation on Bialiatski, and he does not understand what they [the West – Belsat] are fighting against.
“Democracy is evil”
Aliaksandr Lukashenka called “not to make much of democracy”. In his opinion, in democratic countries people are teargassed and poured with water every day.
The head of state showed high information awareness of details of his friend Gaddafi’s death: “Sarcozy was a great democrat, but took $150 mln by Libyan Gaddafi… later bombed him, special operations soldiers raped and killled [Gaddafi]. Is this democracy?” Lukashenka was outraged.
Students and teaching staff of the BSTU were also said that the recent presidential elections in the USA were far from perfection.
“There were 23 or 25 presidential candidates. You heard only about Obama and Romney; all the others were hurled into prison for their attempt to have a discussion with these sharks,” Lukashenka put forward his version of the political event.
Unlike US politicians, he did not rig elections, Lukashenka said. “I swear that in the course of there has been no corruption and bribery ever! I swear I have never initiated, given money to anybody and never will do!” the president promised.