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External forces should be engaged in the appointment of funds and legal proceedings in Belarus, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, presented as a leader of the anti-government protests, said on December 16 in an interview with the Estonian Public Broadcasting.
“We have to cut off Lukashenko from any financial aid. We have to take it away from the regime and give it to civil society so that people can survive. We also point out the lawlessness in our country. The laws are not observed in Belarus now, and we ask other countries to launch criminal investigations on the basis of universal jurisdiction,” said Tihanovskaya.
According to the opposition activist, who received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Brussels from the European Parliament, it took too long to impose sanctions against the Belarusian authorities, and they turned out to be not as broad as the protesters would have wished. In particular, she asked the EU to extend the sanctions list “as there are too few people on the current one.”
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has already stated in an interview with The New Yorker, that it’s worth going to bankrupt the entire economy of the country in order to overthrow the elected President Aleksandr Lukashenko. Such measures would lead the country to ruin, from which Tikhanovskaya is not going to lead Belarus out of.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency