Former presidential candidate Of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya did not understand why Alexander Lukashenko took the machine gun. But instead of scaring the country’s citizens, it caused everyone’s laughter, she added in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde
In addition, Tikhanovskaya continues to claim that President Lukashenko is not legitimized, all Belarusians want him to leave. Sooner or later it will happen thanks to peaceful protests and strikes, the ex-candidate believes.
Tikhanovskaya also notes that the repressions against the opposition have become less visible, but more accurate. As for the security forces, most of them have nothing to blame. However, those who have ordered the commission of crimes must be punished.
Presidential elections were held in Belarus on August 9. 80% of citizens voted for incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko. In second place was Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who scored only 10%. According to the opposition, the elections were rigged. Therefore, mass protests were held in a number of Belarusian cities.