No sweeping lustration planned - Tsikhanouskaya

Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya / Euroradio​
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya / Euroradio​

With five days remaining until the People's Ultimatum expires, Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has once again addressed the members of police and security forces in Belarus. According to the politician, representatives of power structures still have time to make a choice and join the side of the people.

“You are used to listening to your superiors. But is it worth doing this if it protects not the people of Belarus, but only one person? It's illegal,” she said. "There will be no collective responsibility for crimes."

“The responsibility will be borne personally by those who committed the crimes. There will be no sweeping lustration,” the politician said.

According to her, the new Belarus will need its own system of law enforcement agencies. She has called on law enforcement officers to contact her or support funds and publicly support people who come out to protests.

Recently, the highest officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have repeatedly declared their readiness to use lethal weapons against protesters. In particular, senior policeman Mikalai Karpyankou said that “we have not really used force against anyone yet,” and added that in the event of resistance to or an attack on internal affairs officers, the security forces would be forced to use lethals.