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Opposition leader: Belarus, Ukraine fate connected

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York -- 23 September 20221. Cutaway of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya walking down hallANNOTATION: Belarus' exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is in New York to make sure the people of her country are not forgotten.UNTVNew York - 21 September 20222. Wide of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seen on video in United Nations General Assembly HallANNOTATION: Tsikhanouskaya wanted to be there as world leaders gathered for the 77th United Nations General Assembly meeting.ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York - 20 September 20223. United Nations exterior.ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York -- 23 September 20222. SOUNDBITE (English) Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader:"I'm here to give the Belarusians the voice, to give the voice to those people who are fighting with a dictatorship. "++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader:"I understand why it is going on that all the focus is on Ukraine. We really understand the importance of this attention, but we do not have to forget the role of Belarus in this regional crisis, and we do not have to forget about people in Belarus who are also fighting and who are also suffering because of the war and because of the dictator rule in our country."4. Cutaway of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in office++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader:"It's very important now to understand that the fate of Ukraine and fate of Belarus are interconnected. There will be no free Belarus without free Ukraine. But also, while the regime is in power, there will be constant threat to Ukrainian security, to the security of our western borders. So Belarus is part of this problem and this problem, this crisis has to be solved in complex."6. Wide cutaway of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya ANNOTATION; Tsikhanouskaya ran against the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, in 2020 and then fled into exile.++PARTIALLY COVERED++7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader:"And our messages to U.N. are that U.N. can hold hearings on Belarus, that the U.N. should attract this regime for his crimes, attract accountability for his crimes in Belarus. And to keep Belarus in focus. It is so important that Belarus is not overlooked. Belarus is not forgotten."8. Cutaway of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya walking down hallSTORYLINE:Belarus' exiled opposition leader is in New York to make sure the people of her country are not forgotten.She's there as the 77th General Assembly meeting of world leaders convenes this week under the shadow of Europe's first major war since World War II — the Russian invasion of Ukraine. "It's very important now to understand that the fate of Ukraine and fate of Belarus are interconnected," Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told The Associated Press, as she is trying to meet with as many world leaders as possible to attract attention to in her country."I understand why it is going on that all the focus is on Ukraine," she said. "We really understand the importance of this attention, but we do not have to forget the role of Belarus in this regional crisis, and we do not have to forget about people in Belarus who are also fighting and who are also suffering because of the war and because of the dictator rule in our country."Tsikhanouskaya called on the United Nations to hold the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, responsible and accountable for "his crimes in Belarus."Tsikhanouskaya ran against Alexander Lukashenko in 2020 and then fled into exile.Belarus helped Russia launch its invasion of Ukraine in February.Tsikhanouskaya has said that Belarus' military is effectively under Russian control. She claims the Belarusan people are against the war.AP Video shot by Ted Shaffrey===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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