The Seimas of Lithuania passsed the resolution, in which the parliamentarians called Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya the legally elected leader of Belarus. The Parliament urged the international community to support her demand on holding new presidential election in this country.
In the text of the document, the Seimas also urges for following actions:
- to treat any actions by incumbent (illegal) leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko as crimes against his own people, as long as they mean to legitimize his government and to sign new international deals with Russia, which limit sovereingty of the Belarusian people;
- to demand that Russia stop interfering with domestic and foreign policy of Belarus, stop supporting the actions of illegitimate leader of Belarus in his attempts to make new transborder agreements that limit sovereignty of the Belarusian people
- to impose additional sanctions against the Russian Federation and representatives of the illegally elected Belarusian leader - if they try to illegally limit sovereignty of the country, against the will of the Belarusian people.
- to offer Belarusian people and its legal representatives various measures of political, economic and financial support for holding new presidential elections that would be transparent and democratic.
The protest movement in Belarus unfurled last month, as the Central Election Committee released the official results of the presidential election. Protesters claimed the elections were rigged, and thus were unfair. The first rallies took place on the same day, August 9. Law enforcers apprehend common protesters and leaders of the opposition. The EU demands that the Belarusian government release the detainees and observe the right of citizens for peaceful rallies. At least five people passed away in clashes with the riot police.