Lukashenka explains his interpretation of democracy

The World Ice Hockey Championship in Minsk will let foreigners acquire their own impartial opinion about Belarus, he believes.

"It was essential for us to attract people who have never been to Belarus – fans and hockey amateurs – to come and look at our country,” quotes Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

The Belarusian President asked Czech ambassador Milan Ekert: “Is there enough democracy? It is complete democracy: they drink [hockey amateurs] what they want and where they want. The police even deliver them [fans] home when necessary”.