Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite called for opposition presidential candidates to unite and choose a single candidate. In Minsk meeting Grybauskaite and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Ažubalis with five potential candidates for the president — Gregory Kastusyou, Vladimir Nyaklyaeu, Yaroslav Romanchuk, Vitaly Rymashevsky and Andrei Sannikov. About impressions of the meetings told Radio Liberty potential presidential candidates Vitaly Rymashevski and Yaroslav Romanchuk.
The high-Lithuanian guests met 5 of 15 possible presidential candidates, with the exception of Alexander Lukashenko, who met with Dalia Grybauskaite as acting head of state. By masters Romanchuk and Rymasheuski I managed to get through immediately after the meeting, which they said took place as an afterthought. Vitaly Rymashevski welcomed conversation with the leaders of Lithuania.
"I appreciate also the position of our neighbors. It is open to Belarus and at the same time is quite tough in the performance of democratic standards. We were informed that there had been a firm position on the observance of standards for democratic elections. I liked that our interlocutors understand the situation in Belarus, which, they said, would not legitimize the regime of Lukashenka some pragmatic interests. And will be, first, to pursue an open policy towards Belarus, secondly, will require implementation of democratic standards in Belarus. can only welcome such a position. "
According to Vitaly Rymashevsky, co-founder of the BCD, the meeting raised the problem with this party, which for many years can not get registration in Belarus. Vitaly Rymashevski citing high Lithuanian interviewees reported that the problem of non-registration BCD allegedly touched upon in the course of the conversation the presidents of Belarus and Lithuania.
Deputy chairman of the United Civil Party Yaroslav Romanchuk in the evaluation of the meeting held, was more reserved.
"Meetings was very short. The Lithuanian delegation was late for 1.5 hours due to the fact that at 4:00 inhaled lunch Lukashenko. Lithuanian Foreign Minister conveyed his mistress President of Lithuania on the need for democratic elections, in which Alexander Lukashenko promised to do everything to These elections took place. That allow people to commissions that will register all candidates. In fact, exchanged pleasantries, and that was before. For me, it remained unclear main purpose of the visit of Mrs. Grybauskaite in Minsk. It was a visit in bilateral relations or in line with the policy of the European Union? Let's see, for once again issued a lot of promises, which, I believe, are not met. Lukashenko once again received a strong public relations, and we see that the West is against him has no common position. "
Yaroslav Romanchuk also did not rule out that the main topic of conversation with Alexander Lukashenko Dalia Grybauskaite not advertised. According to Romanchuk, it could be economic issues. That's what this is thinking a possible presidential candidate Yaroslav Romanchuk:
"Perhaps they were the subject that excites and optimism of the Lithuanian leadership as to what Lukashenko will change its attitude to democracy in our country. "
The participants also reported that Ms Grybauskaite urged them to unite and choose a single candidate who will be able to resist the election, Alexander Lukashenko.