The European Union (EU) should continue to work with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, despite the fact that he does not recognize the legitimacy of the head of state. This was stated by the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell, RIA Novosti reports. Borrell noted that Lukashenko is in exactly the same situation with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose legitimacy in the EU is also not recognized.
Earlier, Borrell said that the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, recognized by Russia and a number of other countries, cannot be recognized as legitimate. According to the diplomat, the EU does not recognize the results of the Belarusian elections. Borrel stressed that the European bloc intends to “express condemnation and rejection” of Lukashenko’s regime.
Protests in Belarus continue for the second week. Activists demand to cancel the results of the elections, which were won by the current head of state Alexander Lukashenko, to send the old leadership to resign and hold new elections. Dozens of the country’s enterprises, including the strategic plants of Maz, MTH, Belaz, and Hrodna Nitrogen, went on strike. The Belarusian opposition announced the creation of a coordinating council on the transfer of power.