Oppositionist Svetlana Tikhanovskaya commented on the situation in Belarus. In her opinion, the days of Alexander Lukashenko as the head of the country are numbered.
The Belarusian oppositionist reported that the results of the presidential elections in the republic were falsified. Several independent research teams found the campaign flawed.
Hundreds of citizens took to the streets to express their opposition to the vote. Workers' strikes began at a number of large enterprises. "We are staging peaceful, non-violent protests," Tikhanovskaya continued.
According to the politician, the country has passed the point of no return. Lukashenka has no future as head of state. His departure from office is only a matter of time, the oppositionist noted in an author's column for The Washington Post.
"We will continue to organize demonstrations. Every week more and more people join us," Tikhanovskaya wrote.
The former presidential candidate has called on private companies to stop working with state-owned banks. Belarusian businessmen should refuse to buy goods from nationalized enterprises.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya also recommended her compatriots to boycott the media controlled by the authorities. “We ask all Belarusians to become journalists, to film, write and publish true news themselves,” she added.
Earlier, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya turned to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The oppositionist said that all his agreements with Alexander Lukashenko are null and void and will not be recognized by the new government.