: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Belarusians weigh their futures as Lukashenko hangs on to power


MINSK — Alexander Lukashenko’s secret inauguration this week made it clear he’s got no intention of quitting Belarus.
That’s forcing a growing number of professionals, especially from Belarus’ burgeoning IT sector, to decide whether to stay and fight or to take their skills elsewhere.
“For many people, it’s just difficult to work in such an environment, emotionally,” said Aleksei Shkor, 30, blockchain architect and CEO at DEIP, a Belarusian IT company.
The regime’s increasing brutality — hundreds were arrested in the angry protests following Wednesday’s secretive swearing-in — underline the danger of continued opposition.
“The authorities want to intimidate people so that they do …read more

Source:: European Voice

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