Ukrainian MPs offer not to recognize results of elections in Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The interfactional association For democratic Belarus urges democratic countries not to recognize the legitimacy of the results of the elections
13:40, 10 August 2020

The presidential election in Belarus

The interfactional association For democratic Belarus appeared at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The MPs demand not to recognize the results of the elections in Belarus, as MP from Poroshenko's party Oleksiy Honcharenko reported.

He stated that the presidential elections in Belarus were accompanied by numerous falsifications.

“The non-admission of the opposition candidates in the elections, arrests, prosecutions, and threats to the potential candidates and partakers of the protests, use of the force against the protesters, non-admission of the international OSCE observers to the elections and others facts should be considered as those that significantly influenced the result of the expression of the will of the citizens,” Honcharuk wrote.

Related: Zelensky urges Belarusians to refrain from street violence, show tolerance

The interfactional association urges all lawmakers of the Verkhovna Rada not to recognize the results of the elections in Belarus. Besides, the association condemns the use of force against the protesters.

“We express condolences to the family of deceased and all affected; we urge the authority of Belarus and personally Alexander Lukashenko to hold dialogue with the protesters and stop the use of the force,” the message said.

Besides, the MPs urge all democratic countries to condemn the violence against protesters and do not recognize the legitimacy of the results of the elections.

Related: 50 protesters, 39 law enforcers injured in Belarus, - Interior Ministry

On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with OMON 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.

The presidential elections took place in Belarus the same day. According to the results of the national exit poll, current president Alexander Lukashenko gains 79.7%.  Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is supported by 6.8% of people.

Meanwhile, foreign polling stations reported that Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya won.


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