Hello and welcome to the details of EU refuses to recognise Lukashenko as Belarus president and now with the details
BRUSSELS, Sept 24 — The European Union refuses to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as Belarus president after his inauguration that lacked “democratic legitimacy” and Brussels is reviewing its relations with Minsk, the EU's diplomatic chief said today.
Lukashenko's secret inauguration yesterday triggered fresh condemnation in the West and new mass demonstrations in Belarus that have erupted frequently since the disputed August 9 elections.
The elections were neither free nor fair and “the European Union does not recognise their falsified results,” EU high representative Josep Borrell said in a statement. "On this basis, the so-called ‘inauguration’" and the new mandate Lukashenko claims "lack any democratic legitimacy," Borrell said.
“This ‘inauguration’ directly contradicts the will of large parts of the Belarusian population, as expressed in numerous, unprecedented and peaceful protests since the elections, and serves to only further deepen the political crisis in Belarus,” the former Spanish foreign minister said.
The EU stands for the right of Belarusians to be “represented by those they freely choose through new inclusive, transparent and credible elections,” he said.
The EU again threw its full support behind the peaceful Belarus protests and their calls for new elections “despite the brutal repression of the Belarusian authorities,” he said.
The EU renews its calls on the authorities in Minsk to “immediately refrain from any further repression and violence directed against the Belarusian people and immediately and unconditionally release all those detained, including political prisoners,” said Borrell.
“The EU remains convinced that an inclusive national dialogue and responding positively to the demands of the Belarusian people for new democratic elections are the only way forward in finding a way out of the serious political crisis in Belarus that respects the wishes of the Belarusian people.”
The statement also said Brussels was “reviewing its relations with Belarus.”
The EU is preparing sanctions against around 40 people deemed responsible for the repression and also looking at punishing Lukashenko himself, diplomatic sources say.
But the unanimity of the 27 EU countries is required, and Cyprus links its agreement to the adoption of steps to force Turkey to stop exploring for gas in the waters of its economic zone.
Two countries, Sweden and Finland, refuse to sanction Lukashenko to allow for mediation by OSCE that will be chaired by Stockholm, the sources add.
The issue will be debated during an EU summit on October 1-2 in Brussels. — AFP
These were the details of the news EU refuses to recognise Lukashenko as Belarus president for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.