Leaders of Lithuania, Poland, Romania asks EU structures to discuss aid to Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The set of aid measures should include the points on trade, investments and visa-free regime
17:46, 21 September 2020


The President of Lithuania and the leaders of Poland and Romania urged the EU structures and the states-members to discuss the set of measures of aid to the Republic of Belarus as Gitanas Nausėda’s press service reported.

“Together with Presidents of Poland and Romania, President Gitanas Nausėda calls upon the EU institutions and Member States to consider a package of measures for democratic Belarus for the political, economic, and societal transition of the country,” the message said.

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The leaders of Lithuania, Poland, and Belarus urged the EU to create the aid set, which would include the trade with the EU, help in the talks on the entrance to the World Trade Organization, visa-free regime, economic diversification, and energy sector, financing of the economic restructuring, the involvement of the international financial structures in the process of the reformation of the economy and attraction of the investments.

“The leaders who signed the statement reminded that their countries stood firmly for freedom and democratic principles, recognized the results of free, fair, and transparent elections only if carried out in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and with the presence of international observers,” the message said.

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The presidents urged the whole international society to participate in the development of positive agenda for democratic Belarus and a set of support of the political, economic, and social transformation.

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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