PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron wants to avoid a repeat in Belarus of what happened in Ukraine, he said on Friday.
He warned against Russian armed involvement in Belarus and said he had enlisted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s help in convincing Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to accept mediation from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Lukashenko has been clinging onto power since an August 9 election. Lukashenko, who has been president since 1994, claimed he won 80 percent of the vote, causing Belarusians to hold mass protests that were violently suppressed by security forces. Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya officially …read more
Source:: European Voice