Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Office issued a demand for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Belarus.
«The presence of Russian or any foreign troops on our territory violates the Belarusian Constitution, constitutional neutrality, international law, endangers the security of each Belarusian and the entire region. Belarus is being drawn into other people’s war and turned into an aggressor state,» the statement says.
The representatives of the Office believe that Belarus is losing its identity, and Belarusians are losing control over their own country.
«We demand the immediate withdrawal of the Russian troops from the Belarusian territory. We will seek to have this issue submitted to the UN Security Council for consideration. We have already sent letters to the EU countries with proposals for new strong sanctions that affect the regime, not the people. We will consult with neighbors, the European Union, the US, and the UK,» the authors claim.
They are sure that any step against Belarusian sovereignty will entail the most serious consequences.
The joint Belarusian-Russian exercise «Union Resolve» officially ended today, but Aliaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin decided to continue the»inspection of the Union State’s response forces.» The reasons for this were cited as the increase in military activity near the external borders of the Union State and the aggravation of the situation in Donbas.