Tsikhanouskaya meets with heads of OSCE missions in Vienna


On April 26, Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya met with heads of missions of Germany, France, Great Britain, United States, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Poland to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The missions mentioned above supported the Moscow Mechanism, the press service reports.

In the course of the meeting, Tsikhanouskaya presented a proposal for negotiating formats; the participants discussed the OSCE’s possible contribution to a would-be dialogue between the Lukashenka regime and the Belarusian people. In addition, they raised the question of international mediation and exchanged their views on selecting the countries that could become intermediaries in settling the current crisis in the country.

“It is the OSCE that can help resolve the crisis in Belarus peacefully. Our country is a member of this organisation, and the OSCE has enough experience and political will to resolve the crisis in Belarus,” she stressed.

The opposition politician also told the top officials about the situation the Belarusian political prisoners found themselves in and offered specifics on a number of torture cases.

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya thanked the OSCE missions for their quick reaction to the initiative on holding talks and support for the call for dialogue. In March, Tsikhanouskaya’s office launched the initiative to conduct the nationwide online voting on having a dialogue between the regime and its numerous critics. Such voting might lead to the start of negotiations with the representatives of the regime ‘who are ready to think about the future and make deliberate decisions rather than turn the crisis into a complete catastrophe’, she said then.

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