MINSK, 5 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian opposition has always seethed with internal bickering. Now these processes have become more public, Roman Protasevich said as he talked to the ONT TV channel on 4 August, BelTA has learned.
"There was internal bickering among various opposition groups at the local level. Now these processes have become public. Opposition organizations have become larger and therefore are now more in the public eye. There are many more questions, including about their platform. There has always been this internal bickering: who will bite off more from this or that fund, who will go to conferences, and so on," Roman Protasevich said.
"The whole story of the headquarters and certain political figures reminds me in part of a government-in-exile. At first, it seems powerful and can have an influence on some things, but every month this influence is getting weaker. The headquarters are becoming the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs today. This is the opinion of some expert and I concur with it. It's a very accurate definition of what's going on. They cannot influence the domestic agenda. They have lost touch with what is happening inside the country and the ability to influence these developments," he said.
Roman Protasevich also spoke about the plans of the opposition: "This is an incredible chain of events with a very large number of variables, which, in my opinion, are absolutely unrealistic."