French President Emmanuel Macron told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the readiness of the Belarusian opposition to dialogue with Russia. Writes about this Reuters with reference to the Elysee Palace.
According to the French president, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is ready to start communicating with Moscow. The Kremlin has not yet commented on these reports.
On September 30, it was reported that the former candidate for the presidency of Belarus began to form a “shadow government”. Ales Alekhnovich, vice president of the analytical center CASE-Belarus, was chosen as the representative for economic reforms. Deputy Head of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Garry Pahonyaylo has become a human rights representative. Tikhanovskaya said that she continues to unite all democratic forces to hold new elections.
The presidential elections in Belarus took place on August 9. The CEC announced that Lukashenko won 80 percent of the vote, and Tikhanovskaya – 10 percent. This sparked massive protests that have continued for the eighth week. The opposition has set up a Coordination Council for the transfer of power. In response, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus opened a criminal case for an attempt to seize power. All members of the Presidium of the Constitutional Court are currently either arrested or are abroad. Tihanovskaya is located in Lithuania.