The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that the new presidential elections in Belarus under the auspices of the OSCE could be the best way out of the crisis, RIA Novosti reports.
Borrell also called on the Belarusian authorities to “launch an inclusive national dialogue,” writes TASS.
We will remind, protest actions in Belarus began on August 9 after the announcement of the results of the presidential elections in the republic. According to the CEC, President Alexander Lukashenko received more than 80% of the vote in the vote. The opposition did not agree with these results.
Earlier, the EU decided to impose sanctions against Belarus amid protests. It was noted that these will be individual measures against a number of citizens.
On the eve of Sochi, negotiations were held between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. During the meeting, the presidents agreed to intensify the work of intergovernmental commissions and key industry enterprises of the two countries. It was also reported that Russia will provide Belarus with a loan of $ 1.5 billion.