“Lukashenko has arrived with a white flag and is on Mr Putin’s hook. The initiative is in Putin’s hands on both what will happen in Belarus and when Lukashenko will have to resign,” Sprud said, adding that we would not see a territorial annexation of security and foreign policy.
The expert predicted that the status quo in Belarus could be maintained for about a year, and then changes are expected.
Lukashenko and Putin met in Sochi on Monday. It was the first meeting of neighboring countries after the August 9 presidential elections in Belarus, which were followed by peaceful protests in Belarus over unfair elections. In the first week, the Belarusian Police Task Force OMON brutally suppressed the protests; In recent weeks, violence and detentions have resumed with renewed vigor.