MINSK, 9 Mar – RIA Novosti. The opposition film about the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko was filmed in a rather primitive and vulgar way, it is an attempt to resume the almost “curtailed” external funding of the editorial office of the Telegram channel Nexta, recognized as extremist in the country, says Pyotr Petrovsky, an expert of the Belarusian republican public association “Belarus Rus”.
Earlier, the Belarusian opposition, who live in Poland and run a Telegram channel, which was ranked as extremist in Belarus by a court decision, released the film “Lukashenko. Bonanza”, which mainly tells about the property allegedly belonging to the head of state. At the same time, the founders of the Telegram channel, Stepan Putilo and Roman Protasevich, were included in the republic in the list of those involved in terrorism, and documents for their extradition were previously sent to Poland.
“The film was shot quite primitively … There is talk about state property used for government purposes. Everything else is, in principle, bloated, far-fetched and rather poorly made. Such a film is a parody of what (Alexey) Navalny shot … It is not. A vulgar, rather incompetent video, “the expert told RIA Novosti.
At the same time, Petrovsky noted that he does not see any work of Western special services in this film. According to the expert, it is “so poorly made … that we can say that it was all an initiative of the extremist Telegram channel.” “And before the release of this video, let me remind you that the editors of the channel disappeared somewhere, which is explained by the lack of hands, as well as the full workload on this material. crowdfunding, which has been recorded in recent months. And this is another attempt to remind you of yourself, to restore some financial flows, “the agency's interlocutor believes.
Petrovsky also noted that he does not expect any effect from the film about Lukashenka, since it was made “clumsy and illiterate.” The expert believes that the film “looks more like a teenage prank, as evidenced by its script and cutting of the” yellow “plot.
After the presidential elections held in Belarus on August 9, 2020, in which Lukashenko won for the sixth time, who, according to the CEC, gained 80.1% of the vote, mass opposition protests began in the country, in Minsk and in the regions they were associated with riots. During their dispersal, the security forces used special means and special equipment. The authorities have officially confirmed the deaths of three protesters. The shares gradually changed their character to a local and small number. On February 11, the KGB of Belarus announced that the situation in the country had stabilized, the peak of the protests had passed, their manifestations had practically disappeared.
Telegram channel Nexta is known for calling for participation in unauthorized protests in Belarus. Putilo and Protasevich were recognized in Belarus as accused under the criminal articles “organizing mass riots” and “organizing group actions that grossly violate public order.” In addition, a criminal case was initiated against them in connection with the commission of “deliberate actions aimed at inciting social enmity on the basis of professional affiliation.” They are wanted. Protests in Belarus