Tsikhanouskaya calls on Belarusians to plan in case of war on the territory of Belarus
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (Photo:t.me/tsikhanouskaya)
Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has called on Belarusians to work out an action plan in case of war on the territory of Belarus.
Posting a message to her compatriots on Telegram on Feb. 6, she said events in Belarus had taught her “prepare for the worst and always take care of loved ones and those who are hurting.”
“We could not have dreamed of all this, not even in our worst nightmares,” Tsikhanouskaya wrote.
“But it happened anyway. Protests, repression, beatings, crisis, war. We could not predict these events, but we learned to act in the most difficult situations.”
“We saw that looking for logic and calculating the next steps of tyrants is pointless. They are not guided by logic. That is why today it is so important for you and me to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Don’t let yourself panic too much, but take a breath and make your decisions calmly.”
Tsikhanouskaya called on Belarusians to make some preparations in advance if possible.
“Talk to family and friends, discuss an emergency action plan. Stock up on cash, preferably in (foreign) currency, or even better in multiple currencies. Discuss the rules of behavior in stressful situations and the basics of safety with the children, you can even conduct a small training in the form of a game,” she said.
The opposition leader called on Belarusians to find out “if there are bomb shelters in their area” and “clear them of unnecessary items.”
“Take furniture and a small supply of canned goods there. Check the home first aid kit; if necessary, replenish it with the basic consumables: bandages, personal protective equipment, antiseptics, antibiotics, sedatives and water disinfection tablets, as well as necessary medications,” she said.
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