The Belarusian opposition "strives for a dialogue with the authorities," the head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry said after a meeting with the ex-presidential candidate.
Former presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya intends to form an interim government if the power in the country passes “to the people that won
”. Representatives of her headquarters reported this to the Interfax news agency on Sunday, August 30.
"A transitional government will be formed (on the basis of the current one), the Constitution of 1994 will be restored, after which conditions will be created for holding fair and transparent elections," the headquarters stressed.
"The opposition seeks dialogue with the authorities"
Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto met with Tsikhanouskaya. "The Belarusian opposition seeks to dialogue with the authorities," the minister wrote on Twitter after the meeting.
Tsikhanouskaya could become a negotiator in a dialogue with the authorities
In turn, a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian Opposition Maxim Znak expressed the opinion that Tsikhanouskaya could become
a representative of society in the dialogue with the authorities. “Our position is simple - we are striving for a peaceful dialogue between the authorities and society, so that the authorities hear the demands of the people,” he said.
At the same time, the headquarters call "the condition for the start of such negotiations ... the release of political prisoners and all those detained for political reasons."
A mass demonstration is taking place
in Minsk on August 30, which the organizers called the "March of Peace and Independence." Meanwhile, the first arrests have already begun in the capital. Thus, the Tut.by portal reported at least 30 detainees near the GUM building.