no government powers
The body should represent Belarus’ national interests, promote democratic change and restore the rule of law, she said. The group has no state powers and operates from exile. His comrades in arms also include members of the opposition who used to belong to the Belarusian leadership system.
Many see Tichanovskaya as the real winner of the election two years ago. She fled to Lithuania after the election.
In Tuesday’s Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, she called on the West to keep up the pressure on Lukashenko. “Lukashenko must not, under any circumstances, be legitimized on the international stage,” Tichanovskaya told the newspaper. According to Tichanovskaya, Western sanctions are still not enough to persuade Lukashenko to give in and release the prisoners.