Rival to Lukashenko in the elections responded to the question, whose Crimea

The candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski stated that he does not understand the attempts of critics to find "Pro tracks" in her election campaign.

Previously great Sergei tikhanovski planned to participate in the presidential elections in Belarus, which will be held on August 9, but was unable to register the CEC an initiative group for his nomination because he was serving an administrative arrest for unauthorized protest and could not personally sign the necessary documents. However, the initiative group was registered in his wife Svetlana and was eventually registered as a candidate for the presidency. She constantly emphasizes that continues to struggle her husband. Tikhanovski is now in jail in criminal cases about the organization of actions violating public order and obstructing elections.

"For every person that you can tell... I believe what I know about my husband. You can't blame a person in any Pro tracks, if he once worked in Russia in the other direction (in the field of advertising – ed.). We are all working in Russia, go to work," said Tikhanovski in the air to Euroradio on Monday, commenting on the assumptions of the critics of the "Russian trace" in the activities of her husband.

She stressed that her husband served more than 30 days of administrative arrest for participation in the end of last year in protest against integration of Belarus with Russia.

She also answered the question, "whose Crimea". "This is a very sensitive issue. This question divides people and Bang their heads when they start to discuss it. Can I just say how it is accepted to speak, as is customary in our country and international laws that legally Crimea is Ukrainian, but Russian? And torment me no longer," said Tikhanovski.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue "closed permanently"