"They are starting to press us on all fronts. Even at Eurovision, I see," Lukashenko said, in his first public comments about the backlash to the anti-protest anthem.
The song, an anthem to Russian women’s resilience in English and Russian, won the national contest, fittingly, on International Women’s Day.
Release of this clip marks the launch of IAC360, a new and innovative digital platform that can be found online at iac360.org.
Alene is the first Israeli of Ethiopian descent chosen to represent Israel at Eurovision.
Voting will begin on January 19th and the winning song will be announced on January 25.
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest was postponed due to the coronavirus and the EBU rejected the idea of an online broadcast.
Whether the red-white-and-blue version will be as outrageous as the European original remains to be seen.
The audience can also participate in this year's program, which will be aired by the Eurovision Broadcasting Union in place of this year's contest.
The decision was met with praise by the CEO of Fidel, which works to help integrate Ethiopian immigrants into Israeli society on an educational and social level.
All the organizations involved with Eurovision would continue to discuss planning Eurovision 2021, the statement said.