Lithuanian President questioned the legitimacy of Lukashenko
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko cannot be considered a legitimate leader of the state, said the head of Lithuania Gitanos Nausea.
Nausea earlier offered Belarus to establish a national Council for dialogue between the authorities and society and to renounce the use of force against the people and release all prisoners.
Nausea also stated that the introduction of sanctions against Belarus is "possible" but stressed that the decision "will have a negative impact on the Belarusian people".
"A prerequisite for maintaining normal relations with Belarus - is free elections and the logical outcome of these elections... the World and the international community must connect to resolve this situation and to take an active part in resolving the conflict", - said the Lithuanian President.
Nausea also commented on the possible role of Russia in Belarusian events.
"Russia is interested in the fact that it was a satellite state, and Belarus, may be fully incorporated into Russia, if we passively observe what is happening. Our interest not only in Lithuania but in the entire European Union is that Belarus was a stable, democratic and independent state", - the President added.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that attempts to find the "Russian trace" in the destabilization in Belarus are unfounded, as the attempt to sow discord in relations between Moscow and Minsk is doomed to failure.
On Tuesday it became known that the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski entered the territory of Lithuania. As stated by RIA Novosti Trustee Tikhanovski Olga kovalkova, the policy had no choice but to leave the country, travel to Lithuania "organized" the Belarusian authorities. According to her, Tikhanovski left together with the head of his campaign staff Mary frost, who was previously detained by police. The state border Committee of Belarus said that Tikhanovski night freely crossed the border with Lithuania, presenting out the necessary documents, no action against her at the checkpoint had been taken.