Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya will speak at a FIIA event Tuesday 2 March at 13:15-14:00 (Eastern European Time). The event organized by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) will be live streamed on Youtube here.

Tsikhanouskaya ran against Belarus’ long-standing incumbent Aliaksandr Lukashenka in the presidential election last August. The fraudulent election and widespread police violence triggered a deep political crisis in the country and sparked unprecedented peaceful mass protests, which have continued to this day. 

Tsikhanouskaya leads the Belarusian opposition movement from exile while campaigning to rally support for the Belarusian people in the international arena. She established the Coordination Council for the Transfer of Power, recognized by the European Parliament as the legitimate representative of the Belarusian people. 

What is the current situation in Belarus? How does the opposition plan to move forward? How can the European community support the Belarusian people in their struggle against the repressive regime? These and other current topics related to Belarus will be discussed in the interview with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

Watch the live stream here.

A recording of the event will be available afterwards on FIIA’s YouTube channel.

Event details:

Opening words:

Mika Aaltola, Director, FIIA
Ilkka Kanerva, President Emeritus of the OSCE PA; Member of the Parliament of Finland

Interview with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
by Katri Makkonen, communications professional and former jounalist