Lithuanian Foreign Ministry offers EU to create aid fund for Belarusians

Source : 112 Ukraine

The mechanisms of the creation of such a fund might be decided soon.
20:49, 14 August 2020

Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius

Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius offered the EU countries to create the aid fund for the citizens of Belarus who suffered from the repressions in their country as he reported on Twitter.

Given that people of Belarus are suffering from ongoing repressions, loosing their jobs and their income, I am suggesting to launch the EU fund for the support of the victims of the repressions in Belarus,” Linkevičius noted.

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According to him, the mechanisms of the creation of such a fund might be decided soon.

As we reported, amid the protests in Belarus, Lithuania prepared the plan on the settlement of crisis that was supported by Latvia and Poland.

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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.

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.

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

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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During three nights of protests in Belarus, over 6,000 people were detained; about 500 were hospitalized. Over 40 criminal proceedings were opened. According to Belarusian mass 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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