Contents tagged with Tikhanovskaya

  • Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya says she had unofficial meetings with Zelensky

    The Belarusian opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet Segodnya that she had informally met with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Tikhanovskaya noted that she is "in touch" with the Ukrainian government. She said that she talked online with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba once.

    In addition, Tikhanovskaya says that a few days ago she met with Zelensky face to face at one of the events  Lithuania.

    The leader of the …

  • Lithuania grants diplomatic status to Belarusian opposition leader’s office

    The Lithuanian authorities have granted the office of the leader of the Belarusian opposition, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, official diplomatic status, announced Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, handing the policy a note of the Foreign Ministry on accreditation, TASS reports.

    "The Belarusian Democratic Representation has been officially accredited in Lithuania," Landsbergis said.

    The minister added that this was done at the request of Tikhanovskaya's office.

    Landsbergis also …

  • Lithuania refuses to extradite opposition leader Tikhanovskaya to Belarus

    Any attempt by the Belarusian authorities to demand the extradition of ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya from Lithuania is doomed to failure, said Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomenas in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

    "Lithuania does not extradite people who are subjected to political persecution. Minsk is well aware of the answer we will give them," the deputy foreign minister said.

    According to him, any request for Tikhanovskaya's extradition would be a " …

  • Tikhanovskaya urges Germany to actively support protesters in Belarus

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, one of the Belarusian opposition leaders, called on Germany to support more actively anti-Lukashenko protesters. "We hear a lot of words about support, but we need action," Tikhanovskaya told German newspaper Der Spiegel. She called for the abolition of the visa regime for those persecuted by the Belarusian authorities, as well as the expansion of EU sanctions against Lukashenko's "ruling circle".

    At the same time, Tikhanovskaya expressed confidence that the protesters …

  • Media: Kremlin opens its doors to Belarusian opposition

    People from the team of Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya are currently in Moscow. They visit the Russian capital regularly, reports the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

    Referring to its informed source, the newspaper notes that the Belarusian delegation consists of several people representing the Coordination Council of the Opposition. Their task is to meet with the media, experts and representatives of Russian think tanks, including those directly connected with the Kremlin. …

  • Belarusian opposition leader promises to relook at all relations with Russia

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a former presidential candidate and opposition leader, said that if the new government came to power, all the agreements of Belarus with Russia would be reconsidered.

    "Whatever Alexander Lukashenko agrees on, he has lost the support of the Belarusian people. This means that all its deals and contracts will be relooked and annulled by the new government," Tikhanovskaya wrote on her Telegram channel.

    She spoke in favor of friendly relations with Moscow, noting that the …

  • Belarusian opposition leader asks that Belarusian riot police be recognized as terrorist organization

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has asked that  Belarusian riot police and the Anti Organized Crime Directorate be recognized as terrorist organizations.

    Tikhanovskaya spoke about the brutality of Belarusian security forces during a meeting with the Dutch Foreign Minister.

    "Since GUBOPIK (Main Anti Organized Crime Directorate) and riot police have turned into criminal gangs, we are beginning the procedure of recognizing these organizations as extremist or terrorist. All …

  • 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 …