‘Provocative & unacceptable’: Minsk says Lithuania’s recognition of Tikhanovskaya as Belarusian president breaks worldwide regulation


Lithuania’s determination to acknowledge Svetlana Tikhanovskaya because the chief of Belarus “violates the norms of international law,” based on a press release by the Council of the Republic, the higher home of parliament in Minsk.

Last week, the Lithuanian Seimas (parliament) adopted a decision titled “On the Illegitimate Union Imposed by Russia on Belarus,” naming former presidential candidate Tikhanovskaya because the “elected leader” of the Belarusian individuals, and incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko as “illegitimate.”

“The decision of Lithuanian MPs to appoint a ‘leader of the people of Belarus’ is beyond the scope of common sense,” the Presidium of the Council of the Republic’s assertion learn. “Such actions are provocative and unacceptable, and violate the norms of international law.”

The assertion additionally known as Lithuania’s actions “blatant interference,” accusing the Seimas of “showing open disrespect for the sovereign right of the Belarusian people to choose their own leadership.”

Tikhanovskaya fled throughout Belarus’ northern border to Lithuania on August 11, two days after official election outcomes instructed that she had are available a distant second place. Following the vote, hundreds of Belarusians took to the streets all through the nation to protest over what they consider to have been an entirely rigged election. During days of demonstrations, police and inner troops used tear gasoline, stun grenades, and rubber bullets to disperse protesters, whereas strikes started at massive factories.

Following her arrival in Lithuania, Tikhanovskaya shaped a physique known as the Coordination Council, with the purpose of organizing a peaceable transition of energy away from President Lukashenko, and of holding new elections. The group, which incorporates Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich as a part of its management, has been accused by the Belarusian authorities of “aiming to seize state power” and “harming national security.”

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