Foreign Ministers of EU Countries Will Assemble to discuss the situation in Belarus

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The EU foreign ministers will hold a video conference to discuss the situation in Belarus, on Friday, August 14. This announced on August 12 the Polish Foreign Ministry on Twitter, the Belarusian portal reported. On the eve of August 11, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, on behalf of the foreign ministers of all 27 EU countries, published a statement saying that the EU does not consider the elections in Belarus either free or fair and is studying the possibility of imposing sanctions against individuals. responsible for violence. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry replied that the country is not indifferent to the reaction of foreign partners to the course and results of the presidential elections in the country, but “it is unacceptable how quickly a number of European officials made extremely important political statements, even without trying to objectively understand and realistically assess the situation.” After that, they agreed to discuss the situation in Belarus at the level of heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the EU countries. As the portal noted, at the same conference, the foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Turkey, Venezuela and Lebanon. Recall, that presidential elections were held in Belarus on August 9. According to the Central Election Commission preliminary data, Lukashenko is gaining more than 80% of the vote, while his main opponent Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is 9.9%. Citizens, dissatisfied with the results of the presidential elections, went to protests. According to the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs during the protests, within two days, law enforcement officers detained more than 5 thousand people, one of the protesters got killed.