Belarus opposition leader urges German support on eve of Merkel talks

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, appealed for German support at the start of her trip to Berlin, where she will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday.”I very much hope that leading figures in Germany are able to influence the situation and establish the start of negotiations,” the 38-year-old said on Monday evening.Tikhanovskaya, who recently met French President Emmanuel Macron, is trying to get the international community to up the pressure on the embattled long-time leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.”We now see ourselves forced to ask neighbouring co…

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