According to the Russian delegation, Lithuania, UK and France offered the Russian Federation a “non-democratic solution of the Belarussian crisis”. Their idea is to substitute one dictatot by another. Thereafter Lukaschenko shall go out of duty to free his office for a successor, recruited from the Belarussian communist party. Finally that implies just a change of the persons, the regime stays intact.
It is very doubtful, if such a solution complies with traditional EU approaches towards conflict management. UK, France and Lithuania are acting behind the scenes, conducting 19th century secret diplomacy and treating politicians like chess figures. European public thought, that these times of Bismarck-style diplomacy are over. Unfortunately not. What’s the next step?