Tsigankov: Apparently, of course, that aftermost recent incarnation month main opposition parties aimed at solidarity with political prisoners. But how long can this last situation is normal or that the opposition has been actually just that?
Chausov: It is necessary to distinguish between the activity of the Belarusian political forces in the short, medium and long term. In the future, the next time, when there were political prisoners in Belarus again, and will be a big political process, of course, solidarity with them and fight for their release should be the main concern of all political forces.
In the context of this task, the activities of political forces is certainly useful. This pressure from the outside, and the actions within the country, as social solidarity, as well as legal, as, for example, the company guarantee for the prisoners, which was initiated by the BPF.
However, the release of political prisoners can not be a strategic objective of the political forces. The party, which focuses exclusively on the delivery of programs for people which are in jail, this is not a political party, but rather a human rights organization.
In the medium term, all social and political forces in Belarus have to fight not to repeat the situation that has developed in this election. The situation of provocation, which failed. The next point of reference will be the parliamentary elections.
In the long term, the task of the opposition should be to develop a strategy that would prevent another repetition of these cycles relations official Minsk and the West — reconciliation, conflict, political prisoners and re-negotiating a truce. Authorities deliberately chose the option of dynamic stability — it calculate these cycles quarrels with external entities.
Tsigankov: Should the opposition now, while many of the leaders are behind bars, spend some protests, trying to get people out on the street? On the one hand, as many as 19 December, will not, on the other — the protest potential must somehow be expressed.
Chausov: We see that the repression committed by the authorities were apparently aimed at perakadirovku public consciousness on the rise in the degree of fear that was dropped during the so-called "liberalization". Therefore, at this particular time of the initiation of mass actions, first, does not affect a significant number of the population, and secondly, can lead to the emergence of new political prisoners.
This does not mean that public action in the country is hopeless. They are perspective, but in other forms. Mass actions — only a means to achieve certain political goals. And now, at this particular time, other more effective means.