Former presidential candidate in Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya admitted that Russia could become an intermediary in internal negotiations in the republic. She stated this in an interview with Euronews.
According to her, if Belarus needs international mediation in the negotiations, the opposition sees Russia as one of the participants in this process.
“Russia is a country with which we are friends, with which we have close relations,” Tikhanovskaya stressed.
On August 26, Tikhanovskaya announced that the Belarusian opposition does not plan to close the state border with Russia. She added that if she becomes president, she will not be involved in revising integration agreements with Russia.
On August 9, presidential elections were held in the republic, in which, according to official data, the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko won, gaining more than 80% of the vote. After that, people who disagreed with the voting results took to the streets, and some enterprises, including the country’s largest production facilities, went on strike. Lukashenko, in turn, ordered to close the striking factories.
After the elections, Tikhanovskaya left Belarus and moved to Lithuania. At the same time, she stated that she was ready to become a national leader for her country.