Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tijanovskaya has demanded that no country enter into negotiations with the regime led by Alexander Lukashenko, as the Belarusian leader has “no legitimacy” due to the “fraud” in the presidential elections on August 9th.
“No international organization has recognized these false results,” said Tijanovskaya when speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. “The Belarusian people clearly refused to accept this scam,” he said.
Tijanovskaya emphasized that the Belarusian people’s rejection of electoral fraud implies that “Lukashenjo has no legitimacy as President” of Belarus. “He no longer represents our country,” he said. “The countries and powers that are negotiating with Lukashenko do so on their own responsibility,” he said.
The Belarusian opposition leader, who left Belarus weeks ago for fear of arrest, has stressed that the Belarusian people will not be obliged to “respect treaties that an illegitimate regime has concluded against their will”.