Belarusian athlete Tsimanouskaya left Japan, went to Vienna instead of Warsaw

Source : 112 Ukraine

She decided not to return to her motherland, fearing to end up behind the bars
13:43, 4 August 2021

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Belarusian athlete Kristina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo airport. Briefly before boarding on a plane that should have brought her to Warsaw, she changed the destination to Vienna. 

RIA Novosti news agency quoted the message of Austrian Foreign Ministry, which confirmed this information. "The reasons for changing the destination at a short notice are not specified. Some sources assume that the decision could have been made by Polish diplomats who escorted the athlete", reads the message.

The Belarusian fund of sport solidarity previously reported that Belarusian sport officials wanted to forcefully drive Kristina Tsimanouskaya out of Tokyo; they bought ther tickets and tok her to the airport.

Related: Belarusian athlete Tsimanouskaya gets humanitarian visa from Poland

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