Lukashenko says ready for constitutional amendments in Belarus

Lukashenko says ready for constitutional amendments in Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is ready to engage in a dialogue with the opposition on constitutional amendments, but not with traitors, he said Tuesday.

"We are ready to talk to all honest people, including the opposition, but not with traitors. We are ready to conduct dialogue with any opposition, on any issues, from constitutional amendments to the future of our Belarus," Lukashenko said, according to BelTA.

Meanwhile, the president underscored that the authorities "will not bend their knees before anyone."

Previously, amid protests and political crisis in the country, Lukashenko stated the need to amend the constitution and expressed his readiness to redistribute authority among other branches of power. The opposition refused to discuss the constitutional amendments with the authorities, insisting on repeat presidential elections instead.