European Union foreign ministers are to meet on Friday to discuss the situation in Belarus, the bloc’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, announced on Wednesday. Long-time Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko has been reelected as president amid cries of foul play from the opposition. Speaking to DW, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he hoped all options will be on the table at Friday’s meeting, including sanctions. “I can just hope that he [Lukashenko] cares,” Linkevicius said. “He cannot stay in this world of illusions, thinking that he has a mandate to act like he has acted in the three nights since the elections and this violence in the streets must stop.” Watch video 07:05 Share Svetlana Tikhanovskaya ‘was under pressure,’ Lithuania FM tells DW Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3gqDU Svetlana Tikhanovskaya ‘was under pressure,’ Lithuania FM tells DW Confirming her invitation, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde told Swedish radio that the issue of possible sanctions against Belarus would be one of the topics discussed. “I absolutely think we need to consider broadening targeted sanctions against those responsible for the violence against the protesters (and) for the election fraud — those involved in the electoral… Read full this story
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