Opposition politician urges Belarusians to ‘protect independence’

Pavel Sevyarynets, a co-chairman of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party and former political prisoner, has called on Belarusians to gather at 12:00 on December, 29 in Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk and protest against deepening integration with Russia.

“The criminals are yielding Belarus up. They keep agreeing on their road maps. One has three days to sign them so that Putin has [them] under the Christmas tree,” the politician said on Facebook.

Apparently, Sevyarynets responded to Monday’s statement by Deputy Prime Minister Dzmitry Krutoy. The latter said that the entire integration package would be approved in 2-3 days.

According to Pavel Sevyarynets, the economic, legal and political independence of Belarus is being rendered up now. In his opinion, Lukashenka does not realize that he will find himself in the pocket of the pocket after signing a new integration agreement. Sevyarynets also urged residents of other Belarusian cities and towns to stage protests. ‘No to integration with Russia!’ he said.

Over the past month, four anti-integration rallies have taken place in Minsk. On December 20, about 1,600 persons took part in the protests.

Big photo report from two days of anti-integration protests