Russia not only denies the calls for mediation made by the opposition leader in Belarus, Svetlana Tikhanóvskaya, but is willing to collaborate with the authorities of the Slavic country to prosecute her. He Ministry of Interior Russian just included the Belarusian activist on your list of people in a search and capture situation.
Thus, in the event that Tiktanovskaya stepped on Russian territory, she would be arrested and transferred to the neighboring country in condition of charged, accused of the crime of “calling for actions against the security of the State”, punished with penalties of between three Y five years jail, according to the Ria Nóvosti agency. It’s a statement, he Russian Interior Ministry has clarified that the justice of his country had not initiated any criminal investigation against the opposition, and that it was acting in accordance with an existing judicial cooperation mechanism in the Commonwealth of Independent States, a regional body that groups together a good number of former Soviet republics.
Putin’s door slam
The subsequent statements from the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, on Tiktanovskaya they constituted a new sign that Moscow is not considering, in any case, trading channel. “He is not in Belarus, so it cannot be said that he participates in political life,” he stressed. No contact between her and Putin is foreseen, he concluded.