Former Belarusian presidential candidate Tikhanovskaya and forces behind her understand that they can make not much use of Lithuania and Poland – they have boundless ambition but little depends on them, Russian senator Alexey Pushkov wrote on October 7 in his Telegram-channel.
“Failure of the blitzkrieg against Lukashenko leads to turning the conflict into a phase of prolonged confrontation and ‘siege of the regime’, which is impossible without Berlin and Paris,” the Federation Council member explained.
This is how the senator commented on the attempts of the Belarusian opposition to establish contacts with the leaders of key EU states – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.
“Tikhanovskaya is trying to make the most of the residual dynamics of decreasing protest rallies to be able to monetize them into long-term political investments by the main EU countries,” Pushkov concluded.
Tikhanovskaya left the territory of Belarus in August and has never returned to the country since, and her staff is located in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. On September 29, French President Emmanuel Macron met with Tikhanovskaya.
During a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on October 6, Tikhanovskaya said that Belarus needed investment support and assistance for independent media.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency