Crimea de jure belongs to Ukraine, – Belarusian opposition leader

08:47, 2 September 2020 – 112

“Indeed, we understand there are international laws, and another country took Crimea, contrary to these laws”, Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya says.

Leader of Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya who currently lives in the neighboring Lithuania shared her views on Crimea’s status. She spoke with LRT, the Lithuanian TV and radio company on this issue.

“When I was a contender, when I ran for presidency, I voiced out what was accepted in Belarus, saying that Crimea was de jure Ukrainian territory, and de facto it was Russian. Indeed, we understand there are international laws, and another country took Crimea, contrary to these laws”, Tsikhanouskaya said in the interview.

The official also added that the main task for her and her aides was to sort it out with the situation in Belarus and to address whatever was crucial for the fellow citizens, like new presidential elections. According to her, the situation with Crimea is quite complicated, and Belarusians have different points of view in this regard.

It is worth noticing that the Belarusian government and President Alexander Lukashenko do not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia – de jure. On the other hand, Lukashenko repeatedly claimed that after 2014, the peninsula de facto became a part of the Russian Federation.


  • Interesting how certain basic rights like freedom set in once you get the stench of the Soviet Union off you.

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  • It’s a most welcome switch if true. Possibly she now feels more safe to express a pro-Ukraine position?
    InformNapalm International Intelligence Community established as a fact that Siarhei Tsikhanouski visited Ukraine’s temporarily occupied territory in Crimea unlawfully in 2017 and produced a video claiming that Belarus has always been a part of the so-called “Russian world.”
    The wife refers to RuSSia as ‘our big brother’.

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  • When i only read the word ‘Crimea’ i could throw up…

    How will Ukraine continue? Continue to claim Crimea for the next hundred years? Deny herself access to Nato, EU, etc.? Why not be realistic? Can Ukraine get it back? Will RuSSia return it? Will the West reconquer it for Ukraine? The answer is NO. So the pointless whining and claiming continues forever now? Never a solution? Never peace? Never stability? And all for a ruSSian/tatar infested impoverished former autonomous republic?

    If logic thinking is labeled treason, and therefore no progress can be made, it is fair to say that Ukraine will never prosper, never be stable, and never surpass romanian standards for the next hundred years to come.

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    • Ukraine cannot abandon her people in Crimea just like parents can’t abandon a child because she is sick.
      Crimea is still Ukraine! :))

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      • But 80% are ruSSians and most, although not all of them, dislike Ukraine. Anyway, i’m sure once RuSSia is a democracy and Putin has been stoned at Red Square, there will be a new referendum and a fair solution satisfactory for all involved. But this of course also requires Ukraine having a real president. 😎

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        • Agreed! Things may still change in Crimea as long as the US keep helping to build up the Ukrainian Navy. Putin is spread thin across the globe and losing their ass in the economy. I think they may crumble if Trump is reelected because he’s taking Putin’s only exports away from him.

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