Belorussian opposition expressed desire to initiate contacts with Russia and USA

The Coordinating Council (CC) of the Belarusian opposition is going to expand international activities, will continue contacts with the European Union, and wants to initiate contacts with Russia and the United States. This was announced to journalists on September 7 in Warsaw by a member of the Presidium of the Council Pavel Latushko.

The press conference was broadcast on Facebook by Olga Kowalkowa, a member of the Presidium of the Council, who also participated in the event.

“We plan to maintain contacts with the EU, and we will initiate contacts with Russia and the United States,” Latushko said.

He added that the strengthening of the international activities of the CC is necessary so that “hundreds of thousands of Belarusians who take to the streets of Belarusian cities do not feel abandoned by the international community.

Earlier, on September 5, former candidate for presidency of Belarus, oppositionist Svetlana Tikhanovskaya expressed readiness for dialogue with Russian authorities. She noted that she had been contacted by leaders of many countries, including the USA, Canada and European states, and she did not refuse to communicate with any of them.

At the same time, she stressed that what was happening in Belarus was an internal problem of the country, which “must be solved” there.

Earlier, on August 27, the European Commissioner for Enlargement Oliver Vargaia said that the European Union was ready to involve the CS of the Belarusian opposition in the development of part of the money from € 53 million of financial assistance to this country from the alliance institutions.

A few days before that, Stephen Bigan, deputy head of the U.S. State Department, met with Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius. They discussed the political crisis in Belorussia. The oppositionist thanked the American side for supporting the Belarusian people, who “demands respect for their choice.