Lavrov: Color revolution in Belarus impossible


Lavrov: Color revolution in Belarus impossible

A color revolution in Belarus is impossible, since the vast majority of the population would not support it, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"Attempts to destabilize the political situation in the country are unlikely to meet the overwhelming support of the population. This is demonstrated by the outcome of the October 11 presidential election in Belarus, in which citizens showed they are in favor of political stability, the strengthening of ties with Russia, including in the framework of the Union State and the Eurasian Economic Union," Lavrov noted in an interview with the Italian magazine Limes.

The presidential elections in Belarus were held on October 11, 2015. President Alexander Lukashenko, who heads the country since 1994, won a landslide victory gaining 83.5% of votes.

As the Russian minister stated in the interview, "any export of revolutions - communist, democratic or any other - causes great damage to the peoples of the states that become objects of such experiments."

"This practice, which is a flagrant violation of international law, is seriously undermining global and regional stability," Lavrov noted.

"We consider it important to reaffirm the principle of non-interference in internal affairs, including the inadmissibility of subversion and support for regime change in other countries through unconstitutional means. This is an integral part of the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act of the OSCE. We believe that the process Helsinki +40 in the framework of the OSCE has paved the way for the continuation of serious discussions, both on this subject and on the whole range of European security issues," added Sergei Lavrov.