: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU leaders to support Belarus protesters, tell Russia to stay out

European Union leaders will send a message of solidarity to Belarusian protesters and will tell Russia not to meddle in the former Soviet republic when they hold an emergency video conference on the crisis on Wednesday, EU officials said.The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Belarusian officials it deems responsible for election fraud and a crackdown on mass protests that followed an Aug. 9 vote in which strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory. His opponents say the election was rigged.“The people of Belarus have the right to decide on their future and freely elect their leader,” said …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya


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