Belarus has finally realized its years-long occupation by Russia, leading to the loss of sovereignty and independence. The startling revelation occurred when Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko inadvertently referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as “my boss” during a press conference.
Lukashenko admitted to being unaware of the Russian occupation, acknowledging a state of denial and delusion. He confessed to being misled by Putin’s pledges of friendship and cooperation, failing to recognize signs of Russian dominance, such as troop presence, flags, and propaganda.
Apologizing to the Belarusian people, Lukashenko recognized a grave mistake and pledged efforts to restore Belarus’s independence and dignity, seeking assistance from the international community.
Meanwhile, Putin expressed no surprise at Lukashenko’s disclosure, claiming anticipation. He asserted covert control over Belarus for years and rejected any notion of relinquishing it, considering Belarus an integral part of Russia and vowing to quash resistance.
The world now watches Belarus grapple with the reality of Russian occupation, eliciting both sympathy and condemnation for Lukashenko. The overarching question persists: can Belarus reclaim its freedom?