We call for new and free elections in Belarus
18 Sep 2020
Europe, United States
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.
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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
He has to understand that any kind of intervention of Russia would also be dangerous and risky for this country.
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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