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Ukraine and the EU have common approaches to the settlement of the internal political crisis in Belarus, the press service of the President's Office reported following a phone conversation between President Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

Zelensky and von der Leyen have exchanged views on the developments in Belarus, the report reads.

Read alsoUkraine's MFA explains fundamental difference between Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, protests in Belarus"The interlocutors noted common approaches of Ukraine and the EU toward the internal political crisis settlement in Belarus," the report says.

Belarus elections and crackdown on protests: EU, Ukraine reaction

Presidential elections were held in Belarus on August 9. The Central Election Commission said over 80% of voters supported incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, while his main rival, a political novice Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, gained just over 10%.

Read alsoUkraine freezes all contacts with Belarus – FM KulebaThousands of Belarusians who believe the vote count was rigged took to the streets to protest election results.

Security officials violently slammed on protesters, detaining thousands, beating and injuring many in captivity.

On August 19, leaders of EU member states agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus in response to falsified vote count and the use of violence against protesters. They have not recognized the presidential election results.

Ukraine has joined the EU declaration on Belarus.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine in no way intends to interfere in Belarus' internal affairs, while remaining ready to assist in settlement efforts.