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use of instruments that cause changes in
governments or parliaments is tolerated. Belarus and Ukraine (during the presidency
of Viktor Yanukovych in 2010-2014) provide good examples of the aforementioned
dynamics in authoritarian countries or countries with authoritarian elements.
Alexander Lukashenko and Viktor Yanukovych were more willing to accept Russian
demands when energy instruments were used. On the other hand, countries with
democratic regimes like Baltic States illustrate that responsible decision makers in
these countries had not associated energy
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the change of government on the democratic elections. The fact that one man, Milo
Djukanovic, has effectively ruled, co-ruled and shadow-ruled his country for almost
30 years2 – longer than Alexander Lukashenko rules Belarus – makes the allegations
that in effect, he turned Montenegro into his family’s private fiefdom frequent.3
The second topic that may be seen as central in political science (and also