Plans needed to combat gangster anger: Former Defense Secretary

Britain needs a long-term plan to address “criminal anger by the gangster administration,” a former military commander said.

Sir Starlap called Westminster because he claimed that Belarus’s “malicious act” of forcing a detour of a jet airliner to arrest journalists and prominent government critics was not an isolated case.

An independent cross-venture, who has led the military as Chief of the Defense Staff since October 2006, emphasized a “vulgar poison murder attack” on British soil and cyber interference with the political processes of the country accusing Kremlin. ..

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in 2006 after drinking tea mixed with radioactive polonium-210. Meanwhile, Dawn Starges was killed in a 2018 Salisbury chemical weapons attack.

Sir Starlap’s comments came after the detention of Roman Protasevic following what was named “state-sponsored hijacking.”

He was on a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius when he was forced to change course to head to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, after the fear of a bomb escorted by a MiG fighter was reported. I did.

Protasevic then appeared in a video released by the authorities, apparently admitting last year that he was involved in organizing a large-scale protest in the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the footage as “extremely painful” and called for his release.

Sir Starlap said in Congress: “The minister agreed that this malicious act was not just an isolated case, but part of a broader pattern of criminal anger carried out by the gang administration, including vulgar poisonous murder attacks in the country alone. And an electronic attempt to destroy our democracy?

“What is needed now is not only a strong immediate response to the Belarusian case, but also a longer-term strategy to counter such regimes and thwart their malicious purposes.”

In response, Foreign Minister Goldsmith of Richmond said, “Our approach to addressing these escalating issues in Belarus is far more advanced than what has happened in the last few days and is broader than we take. Is part of the approach. “

The UK and EU have issued new sanctions against Belarus in the light of their arrests.

Alexander Lukashenko has been the President of Belarus since the post was founded in 1994 and was considered “neither free nor fair” by the European Union, with 80% of the votes being re-elected for the sixth time in 2020. Won.

Since winning the contested elections last August, Lukashenko has cracked down on opposition, arrested many opposition parties and forced others to be banished.

Sir Russell, an independent crossbencher in Liverpool, said he was part of a team overseeing Belarus’ parliamentary elections and witnessed a 64-year-old president appoint his 22-year-old mistress, former Miss Belarus, as MP. ..

“That’s his definition of democracy,” said Lord Russell.

He urged the British government to work with other trading partners to “attack Belarus where it hurts.”

Shaw’s Baroness Kennedy, a leading lawyer and Labor aristocrat, called for the use of targeted sanctions that would be extended to more individuals.

She emphasized the “very wealthy oligarch” living in London, who “listens” to Lukashenko.

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