The parliamentarian was outraged that the leader of the Belarusian opposition uses financial assistance from the Lithuanian budget, but does not show respect for the republic and does not even seek to learn the state language. Emaitaitis reminded that the maintenance of Tikhanovskaya costs Vilnius 400 thousand euros annually.
“I have not seen such a shame that Lithuania was so humiliated. She lives in Lithuania for a year, eats for our money, has protection for our money, we pay for everything, and this lady is not even able to say: “Good evening, Lithuania! Thank you for what you have done for me, my people.” When people who want to get a residence permit in Lithuania have to prove that they know the Lithuanian language, but here is nothing! Shame on my country! And also shows on LRT! What’s next? Maybe we will change the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and propose to become president? ”- said the deputy of the Seimas.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya nominated herself for the presidential elections in Belarus, which took place on August 9, 2020. According to the CEC, Alexander Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote. Tikhanovskaya received 10.2%. After the closure of polling stations, mass protests took place in the country. The oppositionist did not admit defeat and left for Lithuania.