Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has arrived in Poland. Fearing to go to prison in his country, the sprinter had obtained the help of the International Olympic Committee and took refuge in the Polish embassy until her departure.
Preserve your safety
The young woman, initially had to take a direct Tokyo-Warsaw flight operated by the Polish company LOT. At the last moment she changed her itinerary to stop in Vienna to preserve her safety. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had claimed Sunday to have escaped forced repatriation to Belarus, a few days after openly criticizing her Athletics Federation. Warsaw offered her help.
“She had a humanitarian visa, which allowed her to enter Poland immediately “, details the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Several countries have condemned the actions of Belarus, a former Soviet republic ruled with an iron fist by Alexander Lukashenko since 1994 and whose son is none other than the director of the National Olympic Committee.