: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU leaders seek to ramp up pressure on Belarus president


BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are putting on a show of support Wednesday for people protesting in Belarus. Emergency talks will aim to highlight their concern about the contested presidential election and ratchet up pressure on officials linked to the security crackdown that followed.

The EU believes that the results of the Aug. 9 polls, which handed President Alexander Lukashenko his sixth term with 80% of the vote, “have been falsified,” and the 27-nation bloc is preparing a list of Belarus officials who could be blacklisted from Europe over their roles.

In a letter inviting leaders to the teleconference, EU Council …read more

Source:: KXAN

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