Belarus’ main opposition asks EU to ‘be braver’ and introduce sanctions

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The main opposition leader in Belarus on Monday urged the European Union (EU) to approve sanctions against officials accused of rigging the presidential election in the country, stating she had asked European leaders to “be braver in their decisions.” Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who fled to Lithuania after the election, told reporters that sanctions could “force the so-called authorities to start a dialogue” with those on the opposition council. Despite six straight weeks of protests in Belarus, the EU has yet to follow through on its threat to impose sanctions. Member states have not yet given approval to a final list of some 40 officials to be targeted. The EU and United States are both calling for new elections in Belarus. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7347855/european-union-sanctions-belarus/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #Belarus #Politics #Tsikhanouskaya #Lukashenko #GlobalNews

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Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

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