Protests in Belarus: Lukashenka is called the protesters unemployed

In several Belarusian cities have demonstrated on Wednesday in women with flowers in their hands against the violence by the security forces of the regime of Pr

Protests in Belarus: Lukashenka is called the protesters unemployed

In several Belarusian cities have demonstrated on Wednesday in women with flowers in their hands against the violence by the security forces of the regime of President Aleksandr Lukashenka. In Minsk alone, several hundred women took part in the action. Previously had been arrested in three nights of protest against the Conviction of the protesters fake re-election Lukaschenkas more than 6000 people. More than 250 members of the forces and demonstrators were wounded, one man killed.

Friedrich Schmidt

Political correspondent for Russia and the CIS in Moscow.

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Werner Mussler

economic correspondent in Brussels.

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The Regime is apparently targeted against reporters; dozens were arrested. Several journalists have each Spurt was missing on Wednesday, as the editor-in-chief of the Online newspaper "Nasha Nywa", Egor Martinovich, who disappeared in the night on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Lukashenka has sought to discredit the Belarus unprecedented protest movement. "The basis of all of these so-called protesters, people with a criminal past who are now unemployed," said the President. The security forces arrested in the context of the many investigations into the "riots" and five Volunteers who work together with Marija Kolesnikowa, the last in Belarus remained representative of the trio to the candidate Svetlana Tichanowskaja. This had to leave Belarus on Monday night, gen Lithuania.

The EU foreign Ministers discussed on Friday in a hastily arranged video conference on further action against the Regime in Minsk. The EU announced that foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday. You'll have to check the relationship thoroughly, he said. "This could include, among other things, to take measures against those responsible for the observed violence, to unjustified arrests and the falsification of election results." Previously the member States had announced to make the relations with Minsk "to the test". Borrells speaker, however, pointed out that for possible sanctions, unanimous decisions of all 27 EU States is required.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 16:19

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