EU does not recognize Lukashenko: Borrell

  • 2020-09-15
  • LETA/AFP/TBT Staff
BRUSSELS - The European Union does not recognize embattled leader Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus, the bloc's diplomatic chief said on Tuesday. Josep Borrell, the EU's high representative for foreign affairs, told the European Parliament the August 9 election that returned the veteran strongman to power was fraudulent. Lukashenko has faced huge protests against his rule since the disputed ballot and widespread condemnation from the international community for a brutal crackdown on demonstrators by his security forces....
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