German Foreign Ministry summons Belarusian ambassador

Source : 112 Ukraine

Heiko Maas claims that pressure will grow
11:42, 14 August 2020

German Foreign Ministry summoned Denis Sidorenko, the ambassador of Belarus in this country, due to the situation that occurred in Belarus after presidential election.

Stern and Bild report that the Belarusian ambassador was informed of German stance regarding the electoral process in this country. In turn, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas claims that the pressure against Minsk will keep growing considerably. The official said that this move is already agreed with EU partners.

As is known, a powerful wave of anti-government protests rose in Belarus after presidential election results were published by Central Election Committee. According to these results, the incumbent leader Alexander Lukashenko won with 80 percent of votes collected; his rival Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya scored just ten percent.

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Thousands of Belarusians claimed that the voting results were tampered with during the vote count, and hit the streets, showing their discontent and anger with the results of elections. Rallies unfurled in several cities across the country, with the largest one in the capital city. About 6,700 people were detained during protests.

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