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Belarusian athlete Tsimanouskaya gets humanitarian visa from Poland

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs promised to do everything possible to help her proceed sports career
17:00, 2 August 2021

Timanovskaya outside the Polish Embassy in Tokyo, August 2, 2021
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Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya received a refugee visa from Poland. This was announced by Deputy  Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Marcin Przydacz on Twitter.

“Kryscina Tsimanouskaya a Belarusian athlete is already in direct contact with Polish diplomats in Tokyo. She has received a humanitarian Visa. Poland will do whatever is necessary to help her to continue her sporting career," the diplomat wrote.

Belarusian athlete is already in direct contact with Polish diplomats in Tokyo. 

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It became known earlier that Tsimanouskaya applied for political asylum in Poland.

As it was reported earlier, the Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation announced on August 1 that they wanted to take Krystsina out of Tokyo by force. The athlete urgently bought tickets and went to the airport.

It should be noted that on the eve Tsimanouskaya criticized the Belarusian authorities who announced her to the 4x400 relay without her knowledge. She was supposed to replace one of the 'dropped out' athletes, who, according to Tsimanouskaya, were just dismissed because of the  officials.

The athlete stated that she was afraid to go to Minsk, since she could allegedly face a prison term.

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