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Biden on Belarus elections: U.S. should support Tsikhanouskaya; Russia should not interfere

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Biden, the U.S. should support the urge of the leader of the Belarusian opposition for fair elections
10:41, 20 August 2020

Reuters

Candidate for the presidency in the U.S. from the Democratic Party Joe Biden stated that America should support the urge of leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for fair elections in the republic as the politician reported on Twitter.

Besides, Biden urged the Russian Federation not to interfere in the situation in Belarus.

The brave citizens of Belarus are showing their voices will not be silenced by terror or torture. The U.S. should support Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's call for fair elections. Russia must be told not to interfere—this is not about geopolitics but the right to choose one's leaders,” Biden wrote.

Related: Government of Belarus assesses damage from riots in Belarus

As we reported, the EU aims to impose new sanctions against Belarusian officials responsible for the brutal crackdown in the ex-Soviet state. The top diplomats from the bloc's 27 member states met on August 14 to review former restrictions against Belarus party leadership that the EU removed in 2016, citing progress in improving the rule of law.

Later, Members of the European Parliament did not recognize the results of the presidential election in Belarus. They released a joint statement, according to which, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is considered persona non grata in the EU.

 

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