Rinkevics in phone call with Tikhanovskaya reaffirms support for repeat election in Belarus

  • 2020-08-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia supports the people of Belarus, as well as calls for an immediate release political prisoners and a new, free and fair presidential election in the presence of international observers, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) said in a telephone call with Bearus' opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. 

Rinkevics noted on Twitter that Tikhanovskaya asked him to thank the Latvian people for support. 

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Minsk and other cities of Belarus after authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in the August 9 presidential election which is widely seen as rigged.