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The EU shows its support for the unprecedented mobilizations in Belarus

August 17, 2020

The European Union this Monday expressed its support for the unprecedented mobilizations that took place this Sunday in Belarus against President Alexander Lukashenko after his re-election for a sixth term in the August 9 elections, which the EU describes as fraudulent .

In a statement, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell described the massive demonstrations as “the largest in the modern history of Belarus”. “They have clear demands: the release of those arbitrarily detained, the prosecution of those responsible for the brutality of the police and the holding of new elections,” said Borrell, who did not hesitate to support them.

“The mere figures clearly show that the people in Belarus want change and they want it now. The EU supports them,” emphasized the head of EU diplomacy.

The EU shows its support for the unprecedented mobilizations in BelarusThe EU shows its support for the unprecedented mobilizations in Belarus

In addition, the High Representative has insisted that the Union await a transparent investigation into the arrests in Belarus last week so that those responsible for the “inhuman treatment” in detention centers should pay for it.

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