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US stands with EU to push for new election in Belarus


The United States will work closely with the EU to raise pressure on embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and bring about new elections in the country gripped by protests since a disputed vote last month, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said Wednesday.
“We are coordinating closely with our transatlantic partners, including reviewing significant new targeted sanctions to hold accountable anybody who is involved in human rights abuses and repression in Belarus,” Biegun told reporters in a conference call.
Biegun, who visited Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Austria last week to discuss the upheaval in Belarus, noted that the U.S. already had sanctions …read more

Source:: European Voice

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