22 December 2020 | Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s YouTube Channel
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Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya addressed the Belarusian diasporas on 22 December. In her speech, she stressed that it was the joint efforts of Belarusians around the world that has made it possible to gain the support of so many countries. Belarusians abroad help in disseminating information about Belarus in international media, lobby for sanctions against the regime and support programs for the repressed, collect donations and help in the rehabilitation of victims. As a result of the work of the Belarusian diasporas, the International Olympic Committee has ended cooperation with the regime, and the US Congress adopted the Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020. The efforts made by the Belarusian diasporas around the world “raise the spirits of those who are fighting for victory in Belarus itself”.
Tsikhanouskaya thanked the diasporas for their help in establishing relations with the international community and asked them to continue and to unite their efforts towards achieving their common goal – free Belarus.