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Internal recriminations damage the reputation of ByPOL as democratic organisations organise exiled activists

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Internal recriminations damage the reputation of ByPOL as democratic organisations organise exiled activists
Аляксандр Азараў / Еўрарадыё

Media coverage of an internal conflict between members of BYPOL damages the reputation of democratic organisations. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s office continues to build trust with Belarusian volunteers and the Ukrainian leadership.

The United Transitional Cabinet (UTC) is attempting to reduce the tension and media coverage surrounding ByPol, which is closely affiliated with the UTC. However, volunteers in Ukraine are involved in the dispute.

The public confidence in democratic and civil society initiatives is deteriorating due to personal safety fears of supporters of change as a result of scandals surrounding ByPol and its “Victory” plan.

The relationship between the Tsikhanouskaya Cabinet and the Ukrainian leadership is improving. The UTC head of the National Security, Valery Sakhashchyk, announced the creation of a Belarusian amphibious assault company, allied with Ukrainian forces.

Tsikhanouskaya builds of trust with Belarusian volunteers in Ukraine. The leader of democratic Belarus held an introductory video conference with soldiers from Kalinouski’s regiment to establish a basis for future cooperation.

Cyber guerrillas continue make their presence felt by hacking online resources, such as the website of the sports newspaper “Pressbol”. Democrats continue their campaign for international prosecution of the Lukashenka regime.

Tsikhanouskaya met with Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen in Vienna. The head of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Schallenberg, proposes to pass evidence of the involvement of the Lukashenka regime in the removal of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories to the International Criminal Court.

Representatives of the diaspora and the UTC met with the President of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevichs, and discussed cooperation.

Tsikhanouskaya’s office, the UTC, and the Coordination Council, in cooperation with public organisations, try to recruit activists forced to relocate to Poland.

Recriminations within democratic entities are increasing as the confrontation with the Lukashenka regime lingers on without obvious signs of progress.

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