Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help in demonstrations that have spread across the country, where opposition activists have called for him to step down.
In Belarus, as it is known, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets, arguing that the elections held on 9 August were rigged and calling for the election to be renewed.
In addition to the protests, following threats of economic sanctions from other countries, the Belarusian President implicitly asked Vladimir Putin to intervene in the situation.
Lukashenko, who claimed the impact of the protests could spread beyond Belarusian borders, said in a statement: "The aggression against Belarus is increasing. We need to contact Russian President Putin now. Because it is not just a threat to Belarus."