Leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya recorded a video message in connection with her departure to Lithuania. The video was published on the" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Country for Life YouTube channel.
According to Tsikhanouskaya, she made the decision to leave the country herself.
“You know, I thought that this whole campaign hardened me a lot and gave me so much strength and that I could endure anything. But I guess I remained the weak woman I was in the beginning. I made a very difficult decision for myself. The decision I took on my own, neither my friends, nor my relatives, nor the headquarters, nor Sergey could simply influence it in any way,” she said.
Tsikhanouskaya also noted that she had to make a choice, so she went to the children.
“And I know that many will understand me, many will condemn me, and many will hate me. But you know, God forbid to be facing the choice I was faced with. So take care of yourself, please. No life is worth what is happening now. Children are the most important thing in our lives,” Tsikhanouskaya said.
Earlier it became known that the leader of the Belarusian opposition has left the country and is now in Lithuania.
According to Tsikhanouskaya’s trustee Olga Kovalkova, Sviatlana had no choice and the only thing that matters is that she is free and alive.
Kovalkova added that the head of her election headquarters Maria Moroz went to Lithuania with Tsikhanouskaya.