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Lukashenka should be replaced by a woman, but not Tikhanovskaya, he believes
Ukrainian expert circles are also monitoring the political situation in Belarus. The recent decision of the Minsk Regional Court was reacted by the Ukrainian political scientist Taras Berezovets, who criticized the actions of the official Minsk.
We will remind, on September 6, the court found Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak guilty of an attempted coup d’etat, sentencing them to 10 and 11 years in prison.
According to Dni.ru, the expert considers Kolesnikova the future president of the republic. The convict, Berezovets said, is leading the resistance. According to the polytechnologist, the verdict against Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak was “predetermined” last year, when they were detained by law enforcement agencies.
Berezovets said that Kolesnikova was remembered outside Belarus as the most charismatic member of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters.
“When Tikhanovskaya, Kolesnikova and wife Tsepkalo entered the election headquarters, they did everything to make the first one win as a single opposition candidate. Tikhanovskaya and Tsepkalo left Belarus, tried to throw Kolesnikova out of the country. She was taken to the border with Ukraine, where she she tore up her passport and thereby humiliated the KGB officers, “the political scientist said.
According to the expert, Minsk was not ready for “her desperate gesture”, and therefore Kolesnikova was forced to return and imprisoned in a pre-trial detention center, where she was held until the verdict was pronounced.
“Her courage, her inflexibility in the face of a ruthless, cynical and bloodthirsty regime can only command respect,” Berezovets said.
According to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Kolesnikova tried to flee to Ukraine, where she wanted to hide with her relatives. Ukrainian media insist on an attempt to forcibly remove the oppositionist from the republic.
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