June 26 – July 2, 2023
Society and political parties

Civil Society Organisations are formalising relations with the EU as the democratic forces attempt to expand their audience

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Civil Society Organisations are formalising relations with the EU as the democratic forces attempt to expand their audience

CSOs and democratic forces bring relations with European institutions to a new formalized level with promotion of issues of security and protection of political migration. Democratic forces are trying to widen the audience by criticizing the location of the Wagner PMC near Asipovichy, which resonates with the mood in society.

The first meeting of the EU advisory group on relations with democratic Belarus took place in Brussels.

The leader of the Belarusian democratic forces and the head of the United Transitional Cabinet, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, together with her deputies Pavel Latushka and Valery Kavaleuski, met with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

National Anti-Crisis Management headed by Pavel Latushka continues to take measures to bring the Lukashenka regime to justice for the export of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories to Belarus.

Pro-European rhetoric of democratic forces and communication exclusively by European institutions significantly narrows the domestic audience, which remains favorable to Russia according to research by independent sociologists.

Tsikhanouskaya is trying to attract the attention of the Belarusian audience by criticizing the move of PMC Wagner to Belarus, which, in all probability, is perceived negatively in Belarusian society. Lukashenka is forced to justify himself and appease Belarusians with the absence of convicts among the Wagnerites in Belarus.

Vadzim Prakopyeu is trying to attract the attention of supporters of change, remind them of his political ambitions and not lose the audience.

Opposition parties refuse to self-liquidate on the proposal of the Ministry of Justice. However, their activities are paralyzed, and political organizations may soon be liquidated by a court decision.

The activity of supporters of change in the legal field is significantly limited, and individual leaders with moderate rhetoric are behind bars, such as ex-candidate for the 2020 presidency Andrei Dzmitryeu.

On the other hand, there are separate initiatives that continue to operate, among the most famous of which is “Doing it together” (Robim Razam) by Tatsiana Karatkevich, ex-candidate for the presidency in 2015.

Thus, criticism and mutual recriminations among democratic forces will continue to increase.



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