Lithuanian President: EU may send a representative to negotiate with the Belarusian authorities

The European Union is considering to send a representative for direct negotiations with the authorities of Belarus, said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausea in the widespread commentary to the media, which quotes Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”.

Nausea said that he had discussed this idea with President of the European Council Charles Michel on the phone. According to the President, discussed the possibility to hold a meeting of the EU leaders or Ministers on the situation in Belarus.

“Michelle has promised to come back with suggestions about the possibility to send a representative of the EU for direct talks with the Belarusian authorities to organize a conference of Ministers at a high level, an extraordinary meeting of the European Council – is also probable alternative,” he said.

According to him, Lithuania is ready to assume the role of a mediator in resolving the crisis.

“We have very little time, you need to take the most urgent steps to take control of the process and return to a civilized framework. Lithuania ready to mediate in this process – this is dictated by our historical closeness, and the next, and the fact that we gave asylum to leaders of the opposition”, – said the President.

In Belarus August 9 passed the main day of voting in the presidential election. According to the preliminary results of the CEC, President Alexander Lukashenko voted 80.2% of voters for the opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski of 9.9%.

After the polls closed in several cities of Belarus the protests began, the most massive in Minsk. Between security forces and protesters clashes began. To disperse protesters in the center of Minsk , the security forces used stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannons. Human rights activists have reported dozens injured during a protest.

The investigative Committee of Belarus opened a criminal case 21 after protests about the facts of mass unrest, hooliganism and resistance to police officers.

On 10 August the protests continued. In the center of Minsk pulled police buses and paddy wagons. The city authorities have closed six metro stations, “for passenger safety” before the protest disagrees with the result of the election. Protesters began to pelt the riot police with Molotov cocktails. The protests began to subside around 1.30to 3.00 the situation, according to media reports, has stabilized.

On this day in Minsk killed one of the activists.

The US condemned the use of force against protesters, the country’s NATO, OSCE, and Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania called on the authorities to refrain from violence. The high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said that during the election campaign the people of Belarus demonstrated a commitment to democratic change, but the elections were neither free nor fair.

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