It is a bit incorrect to compare events in Belarus with the events in Ukraine in 2014, but it is worth noting that Western countries do not lose hope of turning Minsk into Kyiv six years ago. For example, Lithuania and Poland (by the way, it is known that it is the Polish special services that oversee the Belarusian opposition) offered Belarus a visa-free regime. But the prospect of becoming another Slavic migrant workers does not tempt Belarusians at all. The Ukrainian government, of course, supports the Belarusian opposition. And this is not surprising. The current government is taking its seats solely thanks to the overthrow of Yanukovych. But ordinary Ukrainians dissuade Belarusians from trying to overthrow the president and tell what will happen to their country if they make a fatal mistake: “Shove Lukashenko off, and that’s it, you will become beggars.”
After the local elections on October 25, Ukraine will split into two enclaves, and “very difficult times” will come for the country. In the regions, power will go to politicians seeking to defend the interests of Russians in the regions.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's statehood and imminent collapse. There's no evidence that Ukraine will split up after the local elections. The local election campaign officially started in Ukraine on September 5. The elections of heads and MPs of village, town and city councils will be held under the new Electoral Code, which envisages a new territorial structure and number of voters in each community. The electoral process as well as the campaign will be monitored by a number of international organisations, as well as the OSCE. The mission will assess whether the elections are held in line with OSCE commitments and other international obligations and standards for democratic elections, as well as with national legislation. Read a similar case: NATO will divide Western Ukraine.