12 Feb 2021

Inside Belarus: Lukashenko says he will step down when opposition protests end

The man dubbed Europe’s last dictator, Alexander Lukashenko, has told a giant gathering of his supporters in the Belarus capital Minsk that he will step down from power, but only once the opposition protests have ended and the country is stable.

Last year, as tens of thousands took to the streets week after week, his regime looked in trouble.

But now Mr Lukashekno’s power base appears secure.

In the latest of a series of reports from Belarus our team finds out why.