Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the Belarusian opposition, has announced the beginning of a peaceful revolution in the country. She stated this during a speech at a meeting of the European Parliament, RBC reports.
"We are no longer the opposition. We represent the majority. A peaceful revolution is taking place now," Tsikhanouskaya said.
It is also worth noting that she has recently met with U.S. First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan. The former presidential candidate thanked the United States for its support for the peaceful demonstrations in her country.
As we reported earlier, the European Union has decided to allocate 53 million euros of humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Belarus: three of them will go to the victims of political repression, and will also be used to support the country's independent media.
“We have already provided significant support to Belarus through the Eastern Partnership program, but now it is more important than ever to be close to the Belarusian people and to redirect funds away from the Belarusian authorities towards civil society and vulnerable groups. The European Commission is now mobilizing an additional 53 million euros to support the Belarusian people in these difficult times," said Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission.