Leader of opposition Tsikhanouskaya urges EU not to recognize results of Belarusian elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tsikhanouskaya initiated the creation of the National coordination council of Belarus
13:40, 19 August 2020

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
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Candidate for the presidency in Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urged the European Union not to recognize the results of the elections in Belarus as she stated during the video message.

She stated that the elections were unfair and their results are falsified.

“I urge you not to recognize these falsified elections. Lukashenko lost legitimacy in the eyes of our people and the whole world. To facilitate the peaceful transfer of power, I initiated the creation of the National coordination council of Belarus. It will lead the process of the peaceful transfer of power through dialogue,” Tsikhanouskaya said.

Related: 44 anti-government protesters remain in detention in Belarus

She added that the National Council will announce new democratic elections of the president with the participation of the international observers.

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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