Popular Front members welcome Milinkevich's speech with applauds
At the congress of the Party of the Belarusian Popular Front in Minsk, a welcome address of Alexander Kozulin who was unable to attend due family reasons, was read. The congress was also welcomed by speeches of Stanislau Shushkevich, Pavel Seviarynets, Leu Margolin, Alexander Yarashuk and Alexander Milinkevich.
Most of the welcome addresses were brief apart from the speech by Alexander Milinkevich, the leader of the For Freedom movement. In the first place, he answered why his movement has been sceptical over the procedure of electing a single candidate from the United Democratic Forces for the presidential elections. Addressing the delegates of the congress, he asked.
"If UDF eventually elects through its procedure a candidate who will be on the platform of unifying Belarus with Russia and for introducing the Russian currency here, etc, can we guarantee that we will back such a candidate? Naturally, not. Neither us nor the Popular Front", Milinkevich said to explain his movement's position over the single opposition candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections.
Milinkevich's speech was received very positively -- with applauds.