EU Foreign Ministries recognize Belarusian elections falsified; Lukashenko is illegitimate

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, the Foreign Ministries of the EU countries failed to agree on the sanctions against Belarus
19:17, 21 September 2020

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell

All heads of the Foreign Ministries of the EU countries recognized the presidential elections in Belarus falsified, as High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell stated.

“All of us do not recognize the legitimacy of Lukashenko on the results of the process that we consider falsified,” Borrell stated.

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Earlier, the leaders of the EU states did not recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus.  Later, the European Union did not consider Aleksander Lukashenko legitimate President of Belarus. The authority plans to impose sanctions because of the events in that country.

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. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. 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.

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On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.


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