Boris Johnson backs Belarus opposition leader: ‘We’re on your side’

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The British prime minister has given his full support to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is at the forefront of efforts to restore democracy in the face of a crackdown on civil society in Belarus. Hosting Tsikhanouskaya in Downing Street hours after the head of a group that helps Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in a park in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, Johnson said: ‘We strongly support you, strongly support Belarus, the Belarusian people.’ Outside No 10, Tsikhanouskaya told reporters she would be undeterred in fighting for free and fair elections in Belarus

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