Tsikhanouskaya calls on Prague to be consistent in approach to Lukashenko regime

The Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has called on the Czech Republic to be consistent in its approach to what she referred to as the unlawful and terrorist regime of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Speaking at the Czech Senate on Monday, Mrs. Tsikhanouskaya said that the Prague government should support further pressure against Belarus’s leaders and companies linked to them.

She told reporters that the Minsk government had intensified a crackdown on opponents in recent weeks, adding that this needed to be halted and the persecuted offered support.

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is in Prague at the invitation of Senate speaker Miloš Vystrčil. She is also meeting other senior Czech political figures during her visit.

Author: Ian Willoughby