Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Ukraine's position on the Belarus developments generally coincides with that of the European Union.
The statement came during his joint press conference with Vice-President of the European Commission, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in Kyiv on Tuesday, September 22, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"The situation in Belarus was discussed, and I'm glad that our positions on this very sensitive issue generally coincide," Kuleba said.
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- On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. According to the official data of the Central Election Commission, 80.1% of voters supported incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, and 10.1% voted for his main rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
- Following the announcement, protests swept across the country contesting the outcome many believe was rigged. The security forces have been using force against and detaining protesters, as well as opening politically motivated cases against opposition figures.
- The European Parliament voted not to recognize election results and decided to apply sanctions against Belarusian officials responsible for falsifying the vote count and using violence against dissenters.