Open letter of Ukrainian writers to Belarusian colleagues

Published: 27.11.2020,  Views: 956

Our dear Friends, dear Belarusian writers! Distinguished Colleagues – writers, journalists, the entire PEN community!

Since August we have been paying close attention to the events in Belarus, to the reaction of Belarusian citizens on the rigged presidential elections, and to the authority’s attempt to solve the problem and quell the insubordinate by brute force. We firmly condemn the regime of Lukashenka and all those who serve him.

Few others can rival us in understanding the high price of freedom. Together with you, we address the international public opinion: support free Belarusians! Help end the violence in the European country! Do not repeat the appeasement mistakes, do not be silent!

We have all too well learned the price of silence that led to crimes against humanity in Yugoslavia, to Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Long live Belarus!

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Andriy Kurkov
Ola Hnatiuk
Myroslav Marynovych
Mykola Riabchuk
Yevhen Zakharov
Olena Styazhkina
Tetyana Teren
Alim Aliev
Larysa Denysenko
Petro Yatsenko
Anatoliy Dnistrovyi
Oleksiy Sinchenko
Olesya Yaremchuk
Stepan Protsiuk
Iya Kiva
Iryna Vikyrchak
Halyna Vdovychenko
Natalka Sniadanko
Aneta Kaminska
Vasyl Makhno
Taras Prochaśko
Yurko Prokhasko
Nathalie Beltchenko
Maksym Bespalov
Oleksiy Nikitin
Gulnara Bekirova
Archbishop Ihor Isichenko
Oles Ilchenko
Anastasia Levkova
Victor Morozov
Victoria Amelina
Andrij Bondar
Yuri Matevoshchuk
Iryna Shuvalova
Rostyslav Semkiv
Natalka Bilotserkivets
Diana Klochko
Romana Romanyshyn
Andriy Lesiv
Marjana Savka
Oleh Kotsarev
Halyna Kruk
Myroslava Barchuk
Haska Shyyan
Viacheslav Levytskyi
Anna Vovchenko
Kateryna Botanova
Petro Rykhlo
Vitaly Portnikov
Vitaliy Chernetskyi
Zoya Kazanzhy
Kateryna Mikhalitsyna
Pavlo Volvach
Bogdan Kolomiychuk
Olha Luchuk
Taras Luchuk
Ivan Andrusiak
Vitaliy Ponomariov
Iryna Starovoyt
Oleksiy Katsay
Volodymyr Vakulenko-K.
Iryna Kobzar
Iryna Danevska
Yuri Makar
Olena Dubas-Chorniuk
Vakhtang Kebuladze
Natalia Korniyenko
Olha Herasumiuk
Marianna Kijanowska
Oleksiy Panych
Yuri Vynnychuk
Olena Marynycheva
Anna Lutsiuk
Volodymyr Kazarin
Yevhenia Chupryna

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