Four against one: independent economist Siarhei Chaly visits Belarusian state TV
Belarusian economist Siarhei Chaly, a member of the initiative group of “Tell the Truth!” campaign’s candidate Tatsiana Karatkevich was invited as a guest to a state TV program “Editors Club”.
Despite the fact that four opponents interrupted Chaly all the time, the economist managed to make a couple of points criticizing the economic policy of Belarusian authorities.
According to Chaly, Belarusian economy now goes through a period of “shock” without any “therapy”, and all the negative social consequences which the authorities used to scare the population, such as unemployment growth and back pays, already exist.
The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.
“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.