It is sad and painful— to see how the fruit of five years’ work goes to the archive of history. But it was not wasted time
Belarusian Diaspora in Germany. Nicolas Butylin's blog article
The renaissance of the flag is not primarily related to national revival of Belarus; rather it is intended as a symbol of protest for democracy.
Democratic world community continues to value the sacrifice of the Belarusians and thus tries to support them morally.
Focusing on external assistance invisibilised internal actors and neglected the agency of Belarusian civil society.