Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya meets Belarusians in central Warsaw with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. "President Lukashenko is illegitimate. We cannot accept that he continues to be our president and entrust him with the future of our country," she says.
READ MORE: Unidentified Belarusian authorities have detained one of the two remaining free leaders of an opposition council amid continuing protests against longtime President Alexander Lukashenko following a disputed election.
Attorney Maxim Znak was taken out of the Coordination Council’s office on Wednesday by unknown people wearing ski masks, according to his associate, Gleb German.
Znak’s detention came as Lukashenko tries to end protests against him. German said Znak managed to text “masks” before his phone was seized.
Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, is now the only council executive to remain free in Belarus, even after unidentified people tried to enter her apartment on Wednesday.
Several European Union diplomats and journalists arrived at her apartment in Minsk to prevent her detention.
Lukashenko’s opponent, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, has since left the country.