The foreign ministers of the Lublin Triangle countries (Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine) are deeply concerned about the escalation in Belarus after the presidential election, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
“As foreign ministers of the Lublin Triangle, we are deeply concerned about the escalation of the situation in Belarus after the presidential election and call on the authorities to refrain from using force and to release all those detained last night,” the statement said.
Ministers are convinced that respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights, including democracy and the rule of law, is necessary for the further development of an independent and sovereign Belarus.
“We are convinced that only through dialogue the current situation can be resolved for the benefit of the people and the state of Belarus. If necessary, we are open to any assistance in facilitating this dialogue. The well-being and prosperity of Belarus and its people are important for the whole of Europe and especially for our region. We are all interested in continuing a mutually beneficial dialogue, as well as cooperation based on democratic values and focused on creating conditions for a common and stable future,” the diplomats concluded.
It should be recalled that mass protests broke out in Belarus. They were against the falsification of the presidential election of the 9 August. According to the results of the exit poll, Alexander Lukashenko won here. Tear gas, light-noise grenades and water cannons were used against the protesters. According to human rights activists, 10 people were injured and 170 were detained.