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The European Union has spoken on elections in Belarus

by alex

Евросоюз высказался о выборах в Белоруссии

Josep Borrell

The Belarusian authorities must stop violence against peaceful protesters and arrests. Spoke about the high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Josep Borrell in Twitter.

“The Belarusian people have a right to democracy and free and fair elections,” said Borrell, adding that the EU authorities are discussing a joint response to what is happening.

A day earlier, the situation was commented by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. She stated that the government of the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko should accurately calculate and publish the voting results, and also to stop the violent suppression of the demonstrations.

Prior to this, in the same spirit expressed by the representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert said that, the last presidential elections in Belarus do not meet democratic standards, and this issue requires discussion at the EU level.

Earlier on August 10, recognized by Russia and several other States the President of the country Alexander Lukashenko declared that the demonstrations in the Belarusian cities provoked by the “puppeteers” from the West.

Evening of August 9, Belarus broke out to protest. In the center of Minsk, clashes with Riot police. Demonstrations were repressed using tear gas, stun grenades, smoke grenades. According to official figures, suffered 39 of the security forces and civilians. more than 50 human rights activists reported one dead party protests.

According to the CEC, Lukashenko won 80,23% of the votes. His main rival Svetlana Tikhanovski — 9.9 percent. She said it would not recognize the results.

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