The European Union, like many other states, has strongly condemned the use of force against protesters and called for an honest vote count.
In turn, the current government represented by Lukashenko is doing its utmost to intimidate and weaken the opposition as well as split the protest movement into moderate and more reactionary camps.
According to Mykola Kapitonenko, Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Belarus has found itself in a difficult situation, but it was to be expected. All post-Soviet countries, with the exception of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have built ineffective political systems that constantly face the problems of a deficit of democracy, legitimacy and power transit.
He believes that the current crisis has turned out to be quite profound and that the way out of it envisages three possible scenarios.