Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski believes that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko understands that Belarusian society is already tired "of his regime and him personally." According to the former head of Poland, the international community should work just with civil society of Belarus, as an effective dialogue with the authorities is currently impossible.
«We’re for the constructive dialogue not to isolate Belarus. We’ve urged to work with the community, with community organizations. I believe we should keep on this policy despite all the difficulties, despite Lukashenko. Lukashenko’s regime is approaching its end. But the society needs working with,» Belarusian service of Radio «Liberty» quotes the former president.
According to Alexander Kwasniewski, it would be difficult for the official Minsk to find support today, including the financial support in the West, as Alexander Lukashenko «did everything possible to complicate those tasks.»
«No one understands what’s going on in the soul of the Belarusian leader. I think he’s made a big mistake, as all his actions in the post-election period were wrong. Why did he decide so? My point is that the results of elections were much worse than he’d expected. I mean real, not official results. He realized that his situation is not as strong as it used to be before. So he was strongly frustrated,» said Aleksander Kwasniewski.
According to Telegraf, Poland took a tough stance against the Belarusian authorities after the presidential elections in Belarus, which took place on December 19, 2010, as well as the dispersal of the protest in Minsk. Polish leadership condemned the force crackdowns and was among the first to introduce visa bans against the Belarusian officials.
In addition, May 20, head of the Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said that Poland might also impose economic sanctions on the Belarusian companies that finance power vertical in Belarus.