We call for new and free elections in Belarus

ID

568955

SHOOT DATE

18 Sep 2020

SHOOT LOCATION

Europe, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

EPP TV

DESCRIPTION
We call for new and free elections in Belarus
SHOTLIST
Svetlanta Tikhanovskaya, Belrusian opposition leader :19 It shows that the Belarusian people are not alone, that we have great support from the European Parliament and from all the people in neighbouring countries.

CB off : Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on her virtual appearance Thursday with the European Parliament as part of International Democracy Week. It comes after more than a month of demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko, who claimed victory in a rigged re-election.

ST on :42
We already have great support from the European Union countries, but I think they can do more, especially in terms of individual targeted sanctions. :58

CB off :The EPP Group's David McAllister chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee and hosted the Democracy Week discussion on Belarus.

David McAllister, German MEP :The European Parliament has called for targeted sanctions against those responsible for the repression in Belarus, and these sanctions should be immediately implemented. They are overdue. 1:30

And a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin: hands off, let the people decide

McAllister 5:26
He has to understand that any kind of intervention of Russia would also be dangerous and risky for this country.
6:03
The European Union will always be ready to facilitate a dialogue with all relevant actors and in cooperation with Russia. 6:10
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  • Laura Barrios
    EPP TV Assistant Producer
    Belgium
    +322-2841845