Lukashenka does not expect "normal opposition" to crop up soon


Alyaksandr Lukashenka told reporters on Monday
that it would take a long time for "a normal opposition" that loves
the people and values the nation's interests to crop up in the country. The Belarusian
leader made the statement after laying a wreath at the Yama Holocaust memorial
in the capital.

He described the existing opposition as unpatriotic, noting that it was disappointed by a thaw in Belarus' relations with the European Union, Interfax reported.