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EU Sanctions Belarus Officials, But Lacks Leverage Against ‘Europe’s Last Dictator’


As protesters continue to take to the streets in Belarus following a disputed August 9 election, Europe says it will impose sanctions on Belarusian officials it says were involved in vote-rigging and in the violent crackdown on opposition demonstrations.Incumbent Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner with 80 percent of the vote. The United States and the European Union say the vote was heavily rigged.

“We stand firmly behind the right of Belarusian people to determine their own fate,” EU Council President Charles Michel said at a press conference following a summit of European leaders held over video link Wednesday. “The …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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