As Voskresensky noted, Lukashenka’s dialogue with all participants was on an equal footing. “Only one participant in the meeting was always rude, Tikhanovsky. He was rude for several hours until the president calmed him down with his aura, ”he said.
Answering the question in what the rudeness on the part of Tikhanovsky was expressed, Voskresensky clarified that he turned to Lukashenka on you. “Plus Tikhanovsky all the time tried to solve some of his little questions, about TV, for example. <...> He sits alone in Zhodino, and he has a TV, excellent conditions. Nobody beats or tortures him, ”Voskresensky said, adding that Tikhanovsky told him personally the day after the meeting with Lukashenka, when all the participants in the meeting with the president were sent to take a steam bath.
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Sergei Tikhanovsky was detained at the end of May in Grodno. Initially, a criminal case was opened against him and several other people about violence against a law enforcement officer. This happened after he tried to apply for a presidential nomination. Later, he was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization of group actions that grossly violate public order).
In connection with these circumstances, his wife Svetlana became a candidate for the presidential elections in Belarus. In the elections, she won just over 10% of the vote, according to the country’s CEC, losing out to 26-year-old Alexander Lukashenko, who received over 80% of the vote. The opposition announced the falsification of the voting results, after which mass protests began in the country.
Yuri Voskresensky was released the day after meeting with Lukashenka in the pre-trial detention center. He spent two months in the isolation ward. On October 16, Voskresensky changed the measure of restraint – from house arrest to a recognizance not to leave the place and proper behavior. Entrepreneur toldthat after leaving the pre-trial detention center he will be engaged in the preparation of amendments to the Constitution. He also said that he was instructed to outline the approaches to the release of a number of people who “turned out to be not as socially dangerous for our country as they seemed at the first stage.”