During an interview with the channel “Sky News Arabia,” broadcast on “Belarus 1” on July 21, Alyaksandr Lukashenka spoke about the possible mediation in the negotiations between the official Minsk and the West.
Lukashenka said he didn’t like mediation, preferring to talk without it, so there would be no distortions.
“But if dear Imad (Sky News Arabia employee Imad al-Atrash. – Ed. Belsat.eu.), your country will mediate in this dialogue, I will not refuse, because they are objective people, honest and decent. So if the Europeans accept your proposal for dialogue and mediation, the Emirates could become such a mediator. I am for it,” said Lukashenka.
On July 20, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Uladzimir Makey said on STV that “even under these conditions, when a trade and economic war, and political war, up to and including terrorist threats are virtually unleashed against Belarus, we believe that there is a channel for dialogue and there is an opportunity for dialogue.”
“And we are not going to burn any bridges behind us,” underlined the head of the Foreign Ministry.
Aleg Haidukevich, the member of the House of Representatives and former confidant of Lukashenka, also said on July 21 that there was a possibility of dialogue with the West.
Recently, there appeared new evidence that Belarusian political prisoners were offered to sign petitions for clemency.