Once upon a time, in the land of Belarus, a notorious figure ruled with an iron fist. Alexander Lukashenko, affectionately known as the “last dictator in Europe,” had been at the helm of the country since 1994. With his close ties to the Kremlin, he had managed to cling to power despite the tides of change sweeping across the world.
But something peculiar has happened. For the first time in what seemed like an eternity, Alexander Lukashenko was conspicuously absent from the public eye. He had not been seen in five whole days, leaving the citizens and the world wondering: where was the self-proclaimed strongman of Belarus?
When Belarusians gathered to honor their cherished national emblems, such as the flag and anthem, curiosity increased. They cast hopeful glances in all directions, trying to spot their leader. Surprisingly, Alexander Lukashenko was nowhere to be seen. Instead, during a televised event, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko stood up to offer his congratulations to Belarussians.
Alexander Lukashenko Goes Missing!
And so, rumors swirled in, as they often do in times of uncertainty. Some suggested that Alexander Lukashenko had become unwell, pointing to an event that occurred on Russia’s “victory day.” Rumors and Russian telegram reports claimed that Lukashenko had asked for a car to take him just 100 meters to a ceremony where flowers were laid.
The ever-vigilant Vladimir Putin was seen summoning an assistant in a video that was leaked, adding fuel to the speculation. Lukashenko’s absence at the post-lunch meeting was casually mentioned in Russian government news sources as if it were an afterthought.
Andrei Kolesnikov, a Kremlin pool reporter, provided further insight into Lukashenko’s vanishing act. He claimed that the Belarusian leader appeared “unwell” and had to be transported in an electric car near the Kremlin.
Even the usually tight-lipped Russian media broke its silence, publishing stories about his ailing condition—a rare occurrence when it came to leaders’ health. This is undoubtedly a big surprise because the Russian media never publishes such stories.
The plot thickened with reports suggesting Lukashenko’s confinement in a hospital, preparing for or having already undergone surgery.
Speculation ran amok, with some suggesting a heart bypass while others hinted at problems with his spine or knees. Meanwhile, West-backed opposition figure Pavel Latushka is already crafting a strategy, just in case Lukashenko’s demise has indeed come to pass.
It is anticipated that Alexander Lukashenko is possibly dead, and the Russian media is just too hesitant to accept the fact.
5️⃣ days without #Lukashenko.
Today is Lukashenko's flag day. And again he is absent from the ceremony.
This is the first time in 29 years that the usurper has not appeared in public for so many days.
His present whereabouts are unknown. pic.twitter.com/5oP7Ruf0k3
— Pavel Latushka (@PavelLatushka) May 14, 2023
Could be Dead!
There are also rumors that the president of Russia poisoned Alexander Lukashenko, although that is quite improbable.
Why would Putin kill someone who had obediently acted as a fortress in Belarus against Western influence? As the last line of defence, Alexander Lukashenko stood tall and saved his nation from Western machinations.
Despite his popularity plummeting after his attempts to undermine democracy during the 2020 protests, he remained Putin’s loyal puppet. When the Ukraine conflict reared its head, Alexander Lukashenko unwaveringly opposed NATO and the EU, cementing his unwavering loyalty to Mother Russia.
So at any cost, Alexander Lukashenko is not poisoned. However, if Lukashenko were to meet an untimely demise, Putin would suffer a significant loss.
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Putin’s big loss!
Putin’s grand vision of a unified, greater Russia would crumble, teetering on the edge of uncertainty. Meanwhile, Western nations, like vultures sensing vulnerability, would eagerly swoop down upon Belarus, seeking to establish it as their newest ally. The geopolitical landscape would shift, and Putin would find himself in a race against time to regain control.
With every tick of the clock, he may be anxiously tapping his foot, desperately craving an answer to the Belarusian riddle. You see, there’s a twist in this tale: Putin’s Ukrainian war efforts are causing him to break a sweat, and he simply cannot afford any distractions, especially rumors about Lukashenko’s demise.
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He’s like a maestro with a single-minded focus on his symphony of aggression, and he won’t let any inconvenience throw off his tempo. So, don’t expect Putin to acknowledge the inconvenient truth anytime soon. The show must go on, and his show is currently just Ukraine.
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