Russia Blasts US & EU "Meddling" In Belarus As Both Declare Lukashenko Is Not President | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Russia Blasts US & EU "Meddling" In Belarus As Both Declare Lukashenko Is Not President

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in on Wednesday during a "secret ceremony" following weeks of protests and unrest over allegations his Aug.9 reelection to a 6th term was "rigged". He and his supporters have alleged a "color revolution" being ultimately orchestrated with outside support from NATO and the US.

Perhaps not helping matters is that Washington on Wednesday declared that it no longer recognizes Lukashenko as the legitimate president of the country, pulling in essence the same thing it did in Venezuela (where the US still sees Juan Guaido as valid "interim president" though Maduro clearly rules the country).

"The United States cannot consider Aleksandr Lukashenko the legitimately elected leader of Belarus," the State Department said. "The path forward should be a national dialogue leading to the Belarusian people enjoying their right to choose their leaders in a free and fair election under independent observation."

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