Diplomatic status of Tikhanovskaya’s office meddling in Minsk’s affairs — lawmaker

Leonid Slutsky also said that “the collective West does not abandon its hope of imposing a change of course on Belarus by putting a puppet leader into office”Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Christoph Soeder/DPA via AP, PoolSvetlana Tikhanovskaya© Christoph Soeder/DPA via AP, Pool

MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. Western states continue to interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus by cooperating with former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya despite her potential connection to the organizers of the failed coup attempt, Russian State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs chairman Leonid Slutsky said Monday, commenting on the provision of the diplomatic status to Tikhanovskaya’s office in Lithuania.

“The audacity, with which a number of European states — especially some ‘young European states’ — still interfere in Belarusian internal affairs, continues to surprise. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya now can challenge the notoriety of Juan Guaido [whom the US illegitimately recognized as the president of Venezuela] of Eastern Europe, traveling between foreign capitals and opening ‘representations of the Belarusian people,’ who, by the way, denied her support during the 2020 elections,” Slutsky said.

The senior lawmaker noted that this is happening despite “quite specific testimony of opposition blogger Roman Protasevich,” who admitted that he worked as a middleman between Tikhanovskaya and the conspirators who prepared the coup. Slutsky also recalled statements made by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who held the US responsible for the attempts of his physical elimination.

“The evidence is more than serious now. One would think, how can Tikhanovskaya’s political career and support still be a thing? Yet it’s like water off a duck’s back. The West prefers not to notice that, and react to all events in Belarus with ‘highly likely’ sort of provocations, the way they did it with the Czech Republic,” Slutsky said.

“The collective West does not abandon its hope of imposing a change of course on Belarus by putting a puppet leader into office,” the lawmaker concluded.

Earlier, Tikhanovskaya said in her Telegram channel that her office in Lithuania had been designated an official representation of the Belarusian democracy. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielus Landsbergis announced the news at a joint press briefing.

(c)TASS 2021

4 comments

  • Voorkomme is beter dan Putin, dus Putin kan GFY! 😀

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  • ““The collective West does not abandon its hope of imposing a change of course on Belarus by putting a puppet leader into office,” the lawmaker concluded.”

    Hey Slut-sky, there is a puppet leader already in office, his name is Luka the loony.

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    • Poor Soviet Slutsky and the rest of his mafia gang have quite the dilemma; Ukraine has pressure from Moscow but are doing very well and Belarus is slowly being taken over by Moscow but the protests and international support continues. The Russian people will see what happens when the majorities speak in these countries. Then, hopefully, they will want to speak too. If not, they will leave for largely Belarus and Ukraine. Human history has seen this before after the Korean War when the sheep remained in the north but those hoping for freedom went south. Before the Korean War the economies of the north and south were very similar.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    I do not consider Belarus to be an independent country anymore. For all practical purposes, it was absorbed by the giant leech next door called mafia land. Having said that, I support Belarus’ President Tikhanovskaya any which way I can.

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