Belarus opposition leader asks Merkel for help at meeting in Berlin

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya appealed for help for her country on meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday.Tikhanovskaya presented the chancellor with a white and red umbrella in the colours used during the long-running mass demonstrations in Belarus against President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed return to power.After the 45-minute meeting with Merkel, she issued a statement over the Telegram messaging service reemphasizing that the protests in her country were “not a fight against Russia or Europe,” but a consequence of the crisis over the …

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