Tsikhanouskaya speaks at Wachau European Forum and meets with Belarusian diaspora in Berlin

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has spoken at the European Forum at Wachau upon the personal invitation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaking at the Wachau European Forum. Photo: tsikhanouskaya / Telegram

During the forum, Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya addressed the participants with the words: “The regime is turning our country into a prison camp,” and called upon the world leaders to support the repressed Belarusians and their families, independent media and human rights activists, as well as to investigate the regime crimes and strengthen its economic isolation.

The Belarusian leader also proposed developing a common plan of assistance to the EU, developing national plans to support a democratic Belarus, and holding a conference on solving the crisis in Belarus during the G7 and the Eastern Partnership summit.

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya said that it is necessary to prevent the trade of political prisoners and remember that the crisis can only be solved by holding new fair elections.

Besides speaking at the forum on 12 June, Tsikhanouskaya met with the Belarusian diaspora in Berlin.

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya participated in a rally and a concert of the Belarusian diaspora in Berlin. June 12, 2021. Photo: Belsat
A girl holds a banner with the words: “Sveta is the president. June 12, 2021. Photo: Belsat

During the concert and rally, organized by the diaspora, Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Tatsyana Khomich received passports of a free Belarus from the hands of Ambassador of the alternative embassy Taras Syakerka. Tatsiana Khomich also received a passport for Maryia Kalesnikava, who is now in detention.

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya received a passport of free Belarus. June 12, 2021. Photo: Belsat
Passports of free Belarus. June 12, 2021. Photo: Belsat

Artist Dzmitry Chartkou prepared an installation with an airplane and a toilet in the shape of Lukashenka’s head.

Installation by artist Dzmitry Chartkou. June 12, 2021. Photo: Belsat

Artist Valeryia gave Tatsyana Khomich a portrait of her sister Maryia Kalesnikava, made in the Tayport technique.

Portrait of Maryia Kalesnikava by artist Valeryia. June 12, 2021. Photo: Belsat