Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctions
Ambassadors of the USA, EU and a number of European states met with the head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry
On Wednesday, the Heads of diplomatic missions of the USA, EU and EU member states, as well as Great Britain and Switzerland, met on Wednesday with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei, the US Embassy in Minsk reported on December 9.
The report notes that during the meeting, Western diplomats inquired about the plans of the Belarusian authorities to comply with the country’s constitution and its international obligations related to fundamental human rights and freedoms, as well as the principle of the rule of law..
The document explains that it is about the end of detentions and violence against peaceful demonstrators and inhuman treatment of them, the release of all political prisoners and unjustly detained, the punishment of the initiators and perpetrators of these actions and the holding of free and fair elections in the presence of independent observers..
The diplomats also informed the Belarusian side about possible changes in the course towards Belarus, which the countries they represent may take if the Belarusian authorities take serious action to restore the rule of law in the country..
Employees of diplomatic missions of Western countries said that, as they expect, the Belarusian side will allow the ambassadors of Lithuania and Poland, as well as their employees, to return to their duties by the end of the year.
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