Belarus opposition leader says her people ‘are ready to fight for our country’
11 October 2022 | 5:36 am
Speaking to DW, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said she believed that a Russia weakened by the Ukraine war offers pro-democracy Belarusians an opportunity - as long as the international community does not abandon them.
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