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The head of the European Commission commented on the elections in Belarus

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Глава Еврокомиссии прокомментировала выборы в Белоруссии

Ursula von der Leyen

The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen commented on the elections in Belarus, condemning the brutal suppression of the protests and urging the government to accurately count and publish voting results. She made a statement in Twitter.

“Brutal suppression of peaceful protests is unacceptable in Europe. Fundamental human rights in Belarus must be respected. I call upon the Belarusian authorities to ensure accurate counting and publication of votes cast in yesterday’s elections,” wrote von der Leyen.

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. Protesters suppressed with 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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