The Belarus presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya wrote down an appeal to the European Council calling on the EU countries not to accept the results of the August 9th presidential elections. The video was published in English on the Country for Life YouTube channel.
According to Tsikhanouskaya, the August 9th elections were neither fair nor transparent, their results were rigged, and people who took to the streets of Belarusian cities to defend their choice were severely beaten, imprisoned and tortured by the regime that is desperately clinging for power. "" Hundreds of wounded, at least two people lost their lives, "she recalled." This is happening right now in the center of Europe. I urge you not to accept these rigged elections. Lukashenko has lost all legitimacy in the eyes of people and the whole world,” Tsikhanouskaya says in her address.
She also said that she initiated the Coordination Council creation aimed at peacefully power transfer in the country, to announce new democratic elections in the country with international observers involved in.
"I urge you to support Belarus’ awakening. I urge all countries to respect the principles of international law. I urge to respect the sovereignty of Belarus and the choice of the Belarusian people," Tsikhanouskaya stressed in her video message to the European Council.
Today the European Council will hold an extraordinary video summit on the situation in Belarus.
Great Britain, Canada, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, alike the foreign ministers of 27 countries of the European Union have already announced non-accepting the Belarusian elections results.