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Belarus Foreign Ministry responds to the EU Statement

Belarus Foreign Ministry responds to the EU Statement

According to the Belarus Foreign Ministry's representative, Anatoly Glaz, European Union, is an essential priority for Belarus' foreign policy.

"We decide to maintain communication and dialogue in this difficult process under any conditions, in any developments," -said the Foreign Ministry representative.

EU countries agreed not to recognize the results of the presidential election in Belarus.

Foreign Ministers of the European Union countries support the sanctioning of the persons involved in ordering violence against the Belarus protest participants, while the European Commission has developed the country crisis management plan

On 9 August, presidential election results were publicized in the country, with this followed by mass protest actions. The opposition does not recognize the 80% votes victory of Lukashenko. People took to the streets and protested against Lukashenko's government. Following the crackdown on demonstrators, more than 6,000 were detained, including journalists. Two protesters reportedly died.

On the background of the developments, the world leaders and international organizations expressed concern over the situation in Belarus while the United States and European Union plan new sanctions against the country.

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