The candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski in interview to the Russian edition “Medusa” refused to come to the occupation of Crimea by Russia.
So, answering the question of the journalist: “How you’ve managed to solve the issue of Crimea and the Donbass?” – Tikhanovski stated that “the issue about Crimea divides society”.
“I don’t want careless words of someone to push. The more that I am not a politician, his main goal I see the unification of all forces to solve the main task – change of government and fair elections. Here they will be able to run policies that would have clearly defined views of the program,” she said.
Commenting on the armed conflict in the Donbass, Tikhanovski noted that “there is a war, and it’s awful.”
“People should not die in the war. I am totally against war”, – said the candidate in presidents of Belarus.
“Medusa” notes that Tikhanovski agreed to answer some questions edition and only in writing.
Russia annexed Crimea after the illegal referendum on 16 March 2014. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is not recognised by Ukraine and most countries of the world. In the moment between mainland Ukraine and the Crimea there is an access control regime, and Kiev de facto controls the Peninsula.
Legally Belarus recognizes Crimea as Russian territory.