The European Union will discuss sanctions against Belarus on 14 August

Sanctions against Belarus, the EU countries will discuss on 14 August. This was stated by the head of the diplomacy of Sweden, Anne Linde, RBC.

According to her, the foreign Ministers of the EU will consider targeted sanctions against “those responsible for the violence against protesters and falsification of results of elections”.

Earlier, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have offered to mediate in resolving the situation in Belarus. According to their plan, the country’s leader Alexander Lukashenko should establish “national Council” of government officials and civil society representatives. Minsk also needs to stop the violence and the violent dispersal of protests in cities across the country. If Belarus it refuses, it will face EU sanctions.

we will Remind, in Belarus the third day did not subside the protests against the results of voting on presidential elections that took place on 9 August. According to official data of the CEC, the winner was Alexander Lukashenko: it is the election Commission has counted more than 80%, and his rival from the opposition Svetlana Tikhanovski — only 10%. However, witnesses and observers reported fraud in the plots.

She Tikhanovski said that scored at least 70%, and the results of voting are forged. The day after the election, she left Belarus, now Tikhanovski is located in Lithuania. In cities of Belarus there are mass protests, accompanied by detentions, beatings of protesters, there were casualties.