Lukashenka was seen distressed at a Red Square parade in Moscow before disappearing from public view.
Belarus autocratic leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka has not been seen in public for several days since the Victory Day parade in Moscow. Lukashenka was the VIP guest of Vladimir Putin on 9 May, when a modest military parade was held on Red Square.
Lukashenka was seen feeling unwell in Moscow. He walked poorly, the bandage on his palm peeking out from under his sleeve, and extraordinarily, an ambulance followed his motorcade.
When other guests led by Putin walked a few hundred meters from Red Square to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Lukashenka had to rely on transport assistance. He also missed an official lunch offered by Putin, which the Kremlin explained as Lukashenka being busy with the calendar at the time and “participating in Victory Day events” in Minsk.
On Sunday, 14 May, Belarus celebrated National Flag, Coat of Arms and National Anthem Day, but Lukashenka unusually did not appear at these celebrations either. Instead, a message was made public which was said to have been sent by Lukashenka.
– Our national flag, coat of arms and national anthem are understandable and true. They contain the wisdom of life, they strengthen mental strength and lead you to new achievements, said the festive message sent by Lukashenka.
The Belarusian authorities have informed the public that this is a common flu.
Information about Lukashenka’s health is contradictory. The Belarusian authorities have informed the public that this is a common flu. Several officials from Lukashenka’s presidential administration reportedly fell ill at the same time.
At the same time, rumors are also circulating in the public, according to which it is a bit more serious. It was publicly claimed on Saturday evening that Lukashenka had to be admitted to the hospital.
(Below is Lukashenka’s motorcade in Moscow on May 8. An ambulance followed the motorcade.)
Belarusian sites Euroradio and belarusian smell Said that Lukashenka’s convoy would have reached a hospital near Minsk at around 7 pm on Saturday. For that time the hospital reception will be closed to other patients and roads leading to the hospital will be closed to other traffic.
According to some claims, Lukashenka would have been treated only on Friday, when he had high blood pressure. There are also claims that he has diabetes and joint problems.
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