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22 November 2021

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: Europe needs to be tougher on Belarus

The exiled opposition leader says migrants are being used by the Lukashenko regime as "cannon fodder"

Europe Correspondent Ido Vock speaks to Belarus opposition leader and democracy activist Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in an exclusive interview for World Review.

They discuss the migrant crisis on EU’s border, why the EU needs to impose tougher sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and how she manages to keep in touch with Belarusians from exile in Lithuania.

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Further reading:

Dispatch: Migrants freeze as Belarus pursues its cold war with the EU

Autocrats around the world are watching to see how the West responds to Belarus’s air piracy

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