Destabilization in Belarus: Role of the Baltic States

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Destabilization in Belarus: Role of the Baltic States
// Russia and New States of Eurasia. 2021. no. I (L) . P. 55-71

DOI: 10.20542/2073-4786-2021-1-55-71

Abstract. In Belarus, since August 2020, there has been an open confrontation between the Belarusian authorities and the local opposition, which organizes protest actions and seeks to attract the attention of the international community. A number of countries support the opposition and, allegedly advocating its rights interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus. The Baltic states are the most publicly active. The article examines the content of the Baltic intervention in the Belarusian political processes. The method of separate analysis of the motives, grounds and prospects for the participation of the Baltic states in the Belarusian destabilization is used. The results of the study show that the Baltic states do not have effective tools to influence the situation in Belarus, but actively generate support for the opposition, performing a supporting function for the beneficiary countries. The practical conclusion is that Belarus should change the algorithm of bilateral relations with the Baltic states.

Keywords: Belarus, opposition, protest actions, foreign interference, Baltic countries, beneficiary countries, levers of influence on Belarus, the content of the Baltic intervention, Belarus‘ attitude to relations with the Baltic countries


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Olenchenko V. Destabilization in Belarus: Role of the Baltic States. Russia and New States of Eurasia, 2021, no. I (L) , pp. 55-71. https://doi.org/10.20542/2073-4786-2021-1-55-71



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