Belkovsky: Russia will not have its candidate at Belarus elections

Russia will have no intereference with the presidential elections in Belarus, famous Russian commentator Stanislav Belkovsky said in an interview with the European Radio for Belarus.
“I reckon that Russia will not interfere at all. Even if it wanted, I can't see any mechanims of leverage on the outcome of elections in Belarus", he said.

Belkovsky reckons that Russia has no thought-out political strategy; it is more interested in business issues, so it does not matter for Russia with who they should be sorted out. Secondly, Russia has no candidate. Thirdly, Lukashenka will not allow it to happen, says the commentator.

Therefore, certain opposition structures in Belarus should not count on the Russian backing, because the Kremlin will work with whoever is elected.