A Regime’s Heartless Move
In a move that has drawn widespread condemnation, the Lukashenka regime has made it nearly impossible for thousands of Belarusians living abroad to renew their passports. This latest decision is just one in a series of oppressive actions taken by the regime against its own people.
Crushing the Dreams of Belarusians Abroad
The Lukashenka regime’s decree, which effectively halts overseas passport services, directly impacts the lives of Belarusians abroad. Many of these individuals were forced to flee their homes to escape the regime’s iron grip, which routinely imprisons those who dare to assert their rights.
A Cruel Blow to Families
One of the most heart-wrenching consequences of this new rule is its impact on families. Belarusian parents living abroad will find it increasingly challenging to secure citizenship and travel documents for their children. The Lukashenka regime’s actions threaten to keep families separated and divided.
Struggle for Home and Property
Moreover, Belarusians living abroad now face an uphill battle to maintain control over their properties and homes in Belarus. This move by the regime not only strips them of their identity but also jeopardizes their connections to their homeland.
The international community has not remained silent in the face of this punitive decree. The United States, in close collaboration with European allies and Belarusian democratic forces led by Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, is actively exploring ways to assist Belarusians abroad who are affected by this heartless decision.
Belarusians living abroad are facing yet another challenge in their quest for freedom and security. The Lukashenka regime’s prohibition on passport renewals is a cruel blow, tearing families apart and depriving individuals of their connection to their homeland. As the international community rallies to support Belarusians in this trying time, the world watches closely, hoping for a brighter future for those who have been forced to flee their homeland to escape oppression.