Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s address to Belarusians: “Whatever the mobilization assignment says, do not do it”

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: “What started on February 24 is a war. Russia invaded Ukraine, destroying and occupying Ukrainians cities and towns and killing civilians. Mobilization in Russia signals that the Kremlin has failed to fulfill its plan to destroy Ukraine. They can’t afford to retreat and will now sacrifice even more human lives. 

Lukashenka has claimed that no mobilization is planned in Belarus. But considering everything he’s done before, no one believes him. That’s for a reason. Belarusians have started to receive notices with mobilization assignments. Should you have received one, for whatever reason – drills, mobilization, or draft, never do what it says. 

Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Don’t fall for lies and manipulation. War destroys everything in its path. And I’m not saying this as a politician only. I am a woman. I am a mother. I know the worth of a human life.  And I know how it breaks your heart when your loved ones are not safe. Take care of yourself and the ones you love. Those defending their families and homes are always right”.