Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Belarusian opposition leader said on her Telegram account on Wednesday that the protests ongoing in her country were targeted exclusively against the government, not Russia, and pointed to the need to maintain good relations, APA reports.
"The Belarusian people has three very simple demand: Lukashenko should step down, a transparent election with participation of all the candidates should be held, all the political prisoners should be released, and the crimes of the government against the Belarusian people should be investigated.
This was not a fight against Russia at any stage, and I am sure this will not be the case. Please, do not believe propagandist media and politicians who say the opposite thing. It is very much important not to ruin the relations between our people," Tikhanovskaya said in a video address for Russians.