• 1999-08-05
Semion Sharetsky, chairman of the deposed Belarusian Parliament, was wise to come to Lithuania last week. With the dispute over the end of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's term leading to the underground opposition anointing Sharetsky as temporary president, there was no telling what might have happened. Lukashenko, known for his sympathy to 20th century dictators like Stalin and Hitler, is far from predictable.For several days, Lithuanian officials did not know how to react to Sharetsky's arrival. Officially, Lithuania follows the policies of European Union countries, who recogn...
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