Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s victory in the elections in Belarus was dishonest. This statement was made by the President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell.
The Spanish politician said that the results of the presidential race were forged. In this regard, the European Union refuses to recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate head of Belarus.
It is noteworthy that during his speech in the European Parliament, Borrell was mistaken in calling the republic Ukraine. The politician was corrected on time by those present, and he publicly apologized, according to RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia imposed sanctions against Lukashenka and 29 other Belarusian officials for electoral fraud and violence by the security forces. They were banned from entering for five years or more.
Let us remind you that the elections for the leader of Belarus were held on August 9. According to the Central Election Commission, Alexander Lukashenko took the first place with 80% of the votes. His opponent Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was supported by 10% of the republic's residents.
Hundreds of citizens disagreed with the voting results. In large cities, marches were held against the current regime. To disperse the demonstrators, the security forces used stun grenades and water cannons.
As a result, dozens of people were injured. Some complained about the beatings by the police. Alexander Lukashenko said that the victims themselves are to blame for the incident.
At the request of a colleague, Russian President Vladimir Putin formed a reserve of security forces to suppress unrest in the republic. They will intervene in the conflict if the situation in Belarus gets out of control.