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Pretending to be Tikhanovskaya: an unknown woman spoke at a meeting of the Danish parliament

The Danish Parliament (Folketing) reported that an unknown person spoke via video link on October 6 at a meeting of the Parliament's Foreign Policy Committee. She posed as the leader of the Belarusian opposition and ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. She managed to do this thanks to the fact that when the meeting began, “Tikhanovskaya” and her employees allegedly had problems with the camera on the computer, so her face was impossible to see. Details told “Present Time”.

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The meeting focused on the political situation in Belarus and how Denmark can support the Belarusian people in their struggle for democracy and human rights. The meeting lasted about 40 minutes. However, along the way, the deputies realized that something was going wrong, and the chairman ended the meeting. Later, when representatives of the committee contacted the staff of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the “fake” speaker was exposed. Who it was is not announced in the Danish parliament.

However, the parliamentarians emphasize that during the meeting "nothing was said that could jeopardize the foreign policy of Denmark."

“I hope this is just a crude joke, but it also gives cause for thought,” said Martin Lidegaard, chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Danish Parliament.

“The presiding officer in the future will always require that the camera be turned on when the committee has virtual conversations with participants in external meetings,” said Michael Ostrup Jensen, deputy head of the foreign policy committee.

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Tikhanovskaya has been holding personal and virtual meetings with leaders of EU countries for the past few days and speaking in parliaments of various countries and EU bodies. She met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

In response, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus put Tikhanovskaya on the interstate wanted list. Belarus was supported by Russia and also put Tikhanovskaya on the wanted list, writes Lenta.Ru.

Tikhanovskaya is wanted under an agreement on legal assistance concluded between Russia and Belarus. According to it, if a person is declared wanted in one of the countries of the treaty, he is automatically declared wanted in the second country.

As ForumDaily wrote earlier:

  • In Belarus, on Sunday, August 9, the presidential elections were held, which were initially accompanied by mass protests of people who disagreed with the policies of the current president, Alexander Lukashenko, who has been ruling the country for 26 years. After the announcement of the results protests erupted with renewed vigor, many disagree and doubt their veracity.
  • Thousands of people gathered to protest against falsification of elections in Belarus. They are beaten and dispersed by the security forces. One person died... Svetlana Tihanovskaya left the country.
  • On August 12, the European Union and the United States announced that the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, in which the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner, were neither free nor fair... The EU and the US plan to impose new sanctions against Minsk.
  • August 12 police officers opened fire to kill the protesters.
  • 12 August women in different cities of the country formed living chains and sang lullabies near the monuments. TV presenters were fired from state channels, and military personnel and police officers threw uniforms and insignia into garbage cans.
  • How detained protesters are bullied in Belarus, read in our material.
  • For those affected by the protests already raised over two million dollars... At the same time, the money is collected through the personal Facebook of the campaign organizer, and there will be no detailed reporting on payments. But this is the only working scheme for Belarus - otherwise the fundraisers may be jailed.
  • On August 16, Minsk hosted the largest political protest in the history of Belarus - hundreds of thousands of people came out under white-red-white flags. The “Freedom March”, as the opposition called its action, took place immediately after the rally in support of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
  • On August 19, a coordinating council of the opposition, created by supporters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for the transfer of power in the country, began work in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko called the creation of the council an attempt to seize power and threatened with harsh measures.
  • September 23 Lukashenko held a secret inauguration and took office as President of Belarus.
  • Both the US and the EU refused to consider Alexander Lukashenko the legally elected president Belarus

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