Indeed, so the idea was to keep him in power for that not to happen. Genius!
Yes, but Belarussians want him to leave after he rigged the elections.
I have just read an article about Polish far right nationalists` defence of Lukashenka - they even held a demo in Warsaw. They praise Lukashenka for his stronghand rule over the country and dream about similar solutions in Poland. One guy came with the Russian flag. Nice.
As there is not guarantee whomever comes next won't take course on Russia.
That will probably happen. Then Belarus is finished and people will become true slaves of Russian oligarchs who will take over Belarussians companies for free.
Poles must be prepared to welcome and host huge immigration from Belarus. Even refugees.