“Belarus rule in regional safety is essential. Our disaster that began in unlawful elections and crackdowns spilled over the area,” stated Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, the self-proclaimed chief of democratic Belarus.
“The regime in Minsk grew to become a risk to neighbours to the entire continent and it’s time to cease it proper now.”
The winner of the disputed Belarussian election in 2020 spoke with Euronews on Friday earlier than assembly delegates on the three-day Munich Safety Council, which started within the Bavarian capital.
Tsikhanouskaya’s attendance comes amid Belarus’ function within the disaster between Moscow and the West. President Alexander Lukashenko has stated he’s prepared for his nation to host “nuclear weapons” within the nation if Minsk is threatened.
Lukashenko, who has lengthy been an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, can be internet hosting joint battle drills in a present of unity in opposition to the West.
The opposition chief known as for “unified motion” from the West, saying the “democratic world should present its tooth”.
“If Russian troops gained’t depart after the twentieth of February we’d face a completely new dynamic and I need to get extra assist for Belarus right here,” stated Tsikhanouskaya.
Lukashenko joined his Russian counterpart to watch strategic battle drills on Saturday.
Western officers have warned that the army drills in Belarus may very well be cowl for preparations for an invasion of Ukraine and a doable assault on Kyiv.
“The regime in Minsk hides the large disaster behind the army drills behind the Ukrainian disaster. It blackmailed European migrants, now they’re threatening with nuclear weapons and naturally, it’s shameful,” stated Tsikhanouskaya.
Watch the interview with Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya within the video participant above.