Belarus needs a path to democracy, not the stability of the dictatorship, Belarusian opposition members think. Belarusian opposition members call on official Kyiv not to share the “interest in the dictatorial regime” of Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Andrei Sannkov, a former presidential candidate and coordinator of the European Belarus civil campaign, said it in Kyiv on December 16 ahead of the fourth anniversary of the suppression of the mass post-election protests in Belarus.
Compromises with dictators are just going to undermine the European Union. A conference “The Situation in Belarus in the Context of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict” was held on December 10, on the International Human Rights Day, in Warsaw University. Among the participants of the conference there were a former ambassador of Poland to Belarus Mariusz Maszkiewicz, the leader of the civil campaign “European Belarus” Andrei Sannikov, the Executive Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy Katarzyna Pisarska and the head of the informational department of Norwegian Helsinki Committee Berit Lindeman. A professor of Warsaw University Radislawa Gortat was a moderator of the discussion.
Until the “Dictators International” exists, Ukraine and Europe will be in danger. Ukraine’s chances to survive are weak today and gloomy in the future. The reason for this is the position of the major player in the war in Ukraine. This player is not Russia that unleashed the war in Ukraine. This player is the West or, to be more precise — Europe - Andrei Sannikov, the leader of the European Belarus civil campaign emphasized in the article, published recently in "The Interpreter»".
European Belarus Foundation with support of: International Solidarity Fund, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Civic Solidarity Platform and Great Curve Films is pleased to invite you to a side event: "Situation in Belarus 15 years after political disappearances. Discussion and screening of the film “Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus” The event will take place during the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting on Thursday, 25 September 2014 at 18:00 - 20:00 Opera Room, in Sofitel Victoria (Warsaw, ul. Krolewska 11).
Why Belarusian Dissidents Still Need Europe’s Help.
Civic Association Ad hoc has cooperated with JEF Slovakia on the organization of Belarus Action 2012 that was organized on 4 April 2012.
Uladzimir Kobets, a coordinator of European Belarus civil campaign, took part in the prestigious GLOBSEC-2012 transatlantic forum.
The political prisoner, who was denied parole in spite of serious problems with health, applied for a pardon on February 1.
On Thursday a press-conference of the initiative group on boycott of the elections to the “chamber of representatives” was held in Minsk.
Boycott campaign initiative group called upon Belarusians to ignore the “parliamentary election”.
On the eve of the anniversary of a tragic day for Belarus, the day of the falsified elections - 19 December 2010 - Belarusians in Europe are preparing a number of activities to draw attention to the fate of totalitarian Belarus and the Belarusians who live there.