Tsikhanouskaya Said the Agreements between Lukashenko and Putin Would Be Illegal
OREANDA-NEWS. Former presidential candidate of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya addressed Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Telegram before his meeting with the head of the republic Alexander Lukashenko. The meeting of the presidents takes place on September 14 in Sochi.
“I want to remind Vladimir Putin: whatever you accept and whatever you agree on during the meeting in Sochi, it will not have legal force,” Tsikhanouskaya said. According to her, the Belarusians refused to trust and support Lukashenko, and in this regard, the agreements signed by him will be reviewed by the new government. “I am very sorry that you decided to conduct a dialogue with the usurper, and not with the Belarusian people,” Tsikhanouskaya told Putin.
Presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9. According to the official data, Lukashenko won them with 80 % of votes, while Tsihanouskaya was supported by 10 %. The opposition did not agree with the election results and accused the authorities of falsification. For a month, mass protests have been continuing in Belarusian cities and towns.