Contents tagged with Tikhanovskaya

  • Minsk: 13,000 Belarusians left for Poland and Ukraine

    In the past two months, 13,000 people have left Belarus for Poland and Ukraine, the Belarusian Interior Ministry said. "Poland accounts for the largest number - 10,000 people. Latvia and Lithuania - much less - no more than 500 people have left for these two countries," said the head of the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Belarusian Interior Ministry Alexey Begun. He also said that during the same period about 3,000 people left for Ukraine.

    Begun did not agree that the mass …

  • Tikhanovskaya promises economic support for those who will join general strike in Belarus

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya named guarantees for those who will support the general strike which will be held if the Belarusian authorities do not comply with the "people's ultimatum".

    "We have announced the People's Ultimatum - and if its demands are not met, on October 26 I will support every Belarusian who will join the general strike. Under “each” I mean that the rights of striking workers will be shared with students, entrepreneurs, neighbors, drivers, scientists, …

  • Three Belarusian opposition leaders nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Three leaders of the Belarusian opposition - Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Maria Kolesnikova and Veranika Tsepkalo – have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, said Geir Toskedal, a MP of the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party, in an interview with the newspaper Vårt Land.

    According to him, he nominated Tikhanovskaya, Kolesnikova and Tsepkalo "for their struggle for fair elections and for inspiring the peaceful opposition against the illegitimate regime in Belarus."

    "Opposition …

  • 280 people detained in Belarus during Sunday protests

    The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed the detention of 280 people during the protests on Sunday, October 18.

    Among those, 215 were detained in Minsk, Belta reports.

    Of those detained, 237 remain in custody pending court reviews of administrative offence cases opened against them.

    "Partisan March" - another protest with a demand to review the results of the presidential elections in Belarus and release political prisoners - was held in Minsk on October 18. Tens of thousands of …

  • Belarusian opposition leader gives Lukashenko an ultimatum

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya demands that Alexander Lukashenko announce his resignation by October 25. Otherwise, a national strike will begin in the country, Tikhanovskaya said in a statement on her Telegram channel.

    In particular, the opposition leader gave the Lukashenko regime three mandatory conditions: Lukashenko should announce his resignation; violence on the streets must stop completely; all political prisoners must be released.

    If Lukashenko does not comply …

  • Russia puts Belarusian opposition leader on wanted list

    The Russian Interior Ministry has put the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on the wanted list, reported RBC news agency.

    Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus called the activities of the Coordinating Council of the Belarus Opposition, which is headed by Tikhanovskaya, "anti-constitutional" and said that its aim is to seize power. In connection with the creation of the Coordinating Council, a criminal case has been opened in Belarus "into the calls for …

  • Belarusian opposition leader wants to meet with Putin

    At a meeting with representatives of the Belarusian diaspora in Berlin, Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would like to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin to understand why he supports Alexander Lukashenko, reports Tikhanovskaya's press service .

    Mass protests have continued in Belarus for almost two months after the presidential elections on August 9. According to the Central Election Commission, Alexander Lukashenko won with more than 80 percent of the …

  • Ukraine refuses to address Lukashenko as President of Belarus

    Ukraine has not recognized the legitimacy of the elections in Belarus and, accordingly, Alexander Lukashenko's victory. So from November 5, when the term of the presidential term expires, the Ukrainian authorities will specify the current Belarusian president in official documents only by his name, stated the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    "Lukashenka already hasn’t any, and the opposition still lacks legitimacy. When the question arose, with whom Ukraine is - with several hundred …

  • Lukashenko secretly inaugurated in Minsk

    Alexander Lukashenko's inauguration has taken place in Minsk at the Palace of Independence. The Central Election Commission of Belarus announced his victory, but the opposition claims that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya won the election by a large margin. Ukraine, as well as the EU and the United States, did not recognize the results of the elections in Belarus as fair and reflecting the real will of citizens.

    Lukashenko’s inauguration has been reported by the state news agency BELTA.

    It is noted …