Tikhanovskaya ready to give Lukashenko ‘security guarantees’ if he steps down ‘peacefully’

# 11:35
16 September 2020

Former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has said that the Belarusian opposition is ready to provide "security guarantees" to incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko, if he steps down "peacefully, APA reports citing TASS.

When asked by journalists of the Ukrainian edition Levy Bereg whether security guarantees will be provided to Lukashenko if he "steps down peacefully," Tikhanovskaya said, "This is discussable. Of course, if he leaves peacefully, there is such a probability, I can even say confidence. I personally have to speak for all people, and the opinion of all people will be taken into account in this matter."

In response to an additional question about security guarantees for Lukashenko, Tikhanovskaya noted that the president would get "even more." She did not specify, however, what she meant by "substantial guarantees."