French writer, philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri levy, who was dubbed the “grey cardinal of liberalism” in the media, met with former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. He announced this on Thursday, August 20, in his Instagram account, posting a joint photo with the Belarusian politician.
According to Levi, the meeting was held in Vilnius. What their conversation was about, he did not specify. The writer noted that he was shocked by the meeting with Tihanovskaya, calling her the face of the Belarusian revolution and the opposition to “tyrant Lukashenko”.
Levy is known for his support of liberal values and revolutionary movements in various countries. In particular, in 1999, he called on NATO countries to support the “Kosovo liberation Army” and begin bombing Yugoslavia, as well as to assist the President of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, Aslan Maskhadov. In addition, the French journalist supported the “rose revolution” in Georgia in 2003 and euromaidan In Ukraine in 2014.
Levi also took part in the events of the “Arab spring”, speaking against the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and offered to deal with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria according to the Libyan scenario.
On August 11, Tihanovskaya left Belarus for Lithuania. She admitted that she was faced with a choice, and mentioned her children.
Protests in Belarus continue for the second week. People demand to cancel the results of the elections, which, according to official data, Alexander Lukashenko won, to dismiss the old leadership and hold new elections, as well as to hold the security forces accountable for the violent crackdown on rallies in the first days. Dozens of enterprises in the country went on strike.