The Belarusian opposition is now building the structures “for the struggles of tomorrow”. “Our strategy is to organize ourselves better and to put the regime under constant pressure until the people are ready again, maybe in the spring, to go out on the streets again,” said the opposition politician.
The Belarusian security forces cracked down on the demonstrators. Thousands were arrested and reportedly severely ill-treated.
Lukashenko wants to meet with Putin again
Tichanovskaya, who ran against Lukashenko in the election, has fled abroad like many other prominent opposition politicians. She currently lives in Lithuania. In the interview with »Le Temps« she announced that she would soon be visiting Switzerland. She wants to lobby the government in Bern to freeze Lukashenko’s possible assets in Switzerland.
The Kremlin announced a few days ago that the meeting is scheduled for next Monday.
The two politicians last met in the Russian city of Sochi in mid-September. Putin promised the financially troubled neighboring country a billion-euro loan. This time, however, it should not be about further financial support, said Lukashenko.
The re were important issues to be discussed, such as how the country’s defense and security could be guaranteed.
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