Lithuania presents plan for settlement of crisis in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Latvia and Poland supported the plan
19:05, 12 August 2020

President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda
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Amid the protests in Belarus, Lithuania prepared the plan on the settlement of crisis that was supported by Latvia and Poland, as reported, citing President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

“The situation in Belarus still raises serious concern. Blood continues to be spilled; people are still prosecuted and journalists are put into prison. We, as the neighboring country, along with other countries of the region, look for ways out from this crisis,” Nausėda stated.

He noted that the plan consisting of three points is prepared. Firstly, the authorities of Belarus should stop the use of force against their citizens. Secondly, it should release detainees and political prisoners. Thirdly, the Belarusian authorities should renew the dialogue with its civilian society.

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

Nausėda stated that this plan of the solution to the crisis in Belarus was supported by the leaders of Lithuania and Poland.

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.

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

Related: Ban for trade of pyrotechnic products imposed in Belarus

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. According to Belarusian media, the location of some detainees is still unknown.

As we reported, the city administration of Minsk estimated the damage from the riots at more than 200,000 dollars.


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