Putin is not going to meet with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is not planning any contacts with former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. This was stated by the Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday, October 7.

“Mrs. Tikhanovskaya is not in Belarus; it is hardly possible to say that she participates in life of Belarus in any way. No contacts are planned,” he said.

Peskov noted that at the moment Tikhanovskaya is on the territory of the European Union, actively travels around countries and meets with heads of state and government, who in turn consider the current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko illegitimate.

On the eve, Tikhanovskaya met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, and on September 29 – with French President Emmanuel Macron in Vilnius. In particular, the French opposition leader was offered to hold talks on organizing new presidential elections in Belarus on the OSCE platform.