Lithuania’s leader meets with Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya

On January 12, Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda met with Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tskhanouskaya, her press service reports.

Photo: Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Office

The meeting was held at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius. Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya thanked President Nauseda and the Lithuanian government for supporting relocated Belarusians, independent media, organisations, and businesses that have moved to Lithuania and continue to work here. The Belarusian politician also made note of Lithuania’s assistance in providing security to activists and journalists who fled from Belarus.

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Gitanas Nauseda agreed to continue coordinating actions on the issue of pressure on the Belarus regime. They find it important to close the loopholes in the sanctions and seek a way to stop the transit of sanctioned products through the Baltic countries. As reported earlier, the EU is developing the 6th package of sanctions now.

In addition, they discussed joint events dedicated to the year of Francysk Skaryna – 2022 marks 500 years since the first printing in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

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