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EU Foreign Ministers to hold videoconferences on August 14 due to situation in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The meeting will be also dedicated to the events in Lebanon
18:28, 12 August 2020

The European Union
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The Foreign Ministers of the EU will hold a videoconference on August 14 during which they are going to discuss the situation in Belarus, as the Foreign Ministry of Poland reported on Twitter.

“In response to Poland's request, this Friday, EU Foreign Ministers will hold a special video conference to discuss the situation in Belarus,” the message said.

Besides, the videoconference will be dedicated to Turkey, Venezuela, and events in Lebanon.

Related: Protests in Belarus: Over 1,000 people detained, 51 protester wounded over three days

Earlier, the EU condemned the violence during the protests in Belarus and urged the authorities to release all detainees immediately.

Besides, the EU High Representative and Foreign Ministers of eight countries condemned the violence and the overall non-democratic nature of the presidential election in Belarus on August 9.

On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Besides, according to the witnesses, about 11:10 p.m., the prison track ran into a group of people standing at the carriageways. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. According to the Belarusian Interior Ministry, no deceased observed during the protests.

Related: Ban for trade of pyrotechnic products imposed in Belarus

Besides Minsk, the protests took place in eight cities of Belarus – Lida, Baranovichi, Brest, Grodno, Zhodino, Zhlobino, Pinsk, Kobrin.

On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.

During three nights of protests in Belarus, over 6,000 people were detained; about 500 were hospitalized. Over 40 criminal proceedings were opened. According to Belarusian mass media, the location of some detainees is still unknown.

 

 

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