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04 March 2021, 10:16

Former protesters in Belarus to band together to set up political party

Yuri Voskresensky. An archive photo
Yuri Voskresensky. An archive photo

MINSK, 4 March (BelTA) – Yuri Voskresensky, Director of the Roundtable of Democratic Forces think tank, announced plans to create the Democratic Union Party as he appeared on the air of the ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned.

“The organizing committee of the party has already been established, an initiative group is being recruited. As far as I know, every day two or three people come to their meetings and say they want to return to legal political activity. Activists of the protest movement who stopped in time will be the core force of this party,” Yuri Voskresensky said.

Gleb Volkov, a representative of the presidium of the organizing committee of the Soyuz party, also announced plans for a new party movement. According to him, this political structure is designed to further Belarus-Russia cooperation. “The society has long wanted to have such a political party. Aleksandr Lukashenko has represented this movement since he came to power. We have gathered together to represent it at the grassroots level. In other words, not only the government should represent this area of work,” Gleb Volkov said.

At the same time, he emphasized that Soyuz will be a Belarusian political party, which means that its agenda will go beyond Belarus-Russia engagement. “This is only one of the points of our extensive agenda,” Gleb Volkov added.

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