The leader of the democratic forces of Belarus, Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA, addresses MEPs of the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Tsikhanouskaya currently lives in exile in Lithuania, having been forced to flee her home country following the fraudulent presidential elections in 2020. She outlines her views on the war in Ukraine and the role of Belarus in the conflict, as well as comment on the latest political situation in Belarus, which is still ruled by an oppressive regime under dictator Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Opening statements by Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA and David MCALLISTER (EPP, DE), Chair of AFET Committee. This transcription is a result of an automatic process. Please check against delivery.