US News Belarus. Emmanuel Macron proposes EU mediation

01:03  21 august  2020
01:03  21 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Angela Merkel et Emmanuel Macron propose une médiation de l'UE pour résoudre la crise politique en Biélorussie. © Christophe SIMON / AFP Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron proposes EU mediation to resolve the political crisis in Belarus.

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel wish to work towards calming the situation in Belarus where demonstrations and violent repressions still shake the country since the victory of Alexander Luchenko in the presidential election.

French President Emmanuel Macron proposed Thursday, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel , a European mediation between the various actors of the crisis in Belarus , in conjunction with Russia with which Europeans are in intensive dialogue . For the moment, the European Union does not recognize the results of the recent presidential election won by the outgoing Alexandre Loukachenk o.

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“A dialogue between the authorities, the opposition and civil society is […] essential. We hope that this dialogue can be put in place by the Belarusians themselves. But the European Union nevertheless stands ready to accompany this, if our mediation role can be useful and is desired by the Belarusians, with other institutions, in particular the OSCE, and including Russia in a demanding dialogue ” , said the French President at a joint press conference with the German Chancellor.

“We had, Madam Chancellor, myself, the President (of the European Council, Editor's note) Charles Michel, several exchanges with President (Vladimir) Putin on Belarus, we are first of all waiting for a frank dialogue because we we are convinced that stability and the possibility of a relationship between the EU and Russia are also at stake on this file ”, declared the French President who received Angela Merkel in her summer residence on the shores of the Mediterranean, where, moreover, Mr. Macron had received Mr. Poutine last summer.

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“We don't want to see it as a replica of what we have known in previous years, in particular in Ukraine (where a political crisis in 2014 ultimately led to an invasion of Urkainian territory by Russia, Ed.). We were very clear with Mr Putin on this point ”, he declared.

The two European leaders also underlined that, if they had a rich dialogue with the Russian president, the Belarusian president Alexandre Lukashenko was him with absent subscribers to dialogue.


"Lukashenko did not seek to speak to any of us" , denounced Merkel at their joint press conference, adding that "it is clear that we are telling Putin that we are looking for the dialogue ”, with the President of Belarus.

Mr. Macron recalled that there was also on the table the mediation proposal of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

“I can say that President Putin's response was favorable to this proposal. It is, according to him, President Lukashenko who is reluctant today ".

Alexander Lukashenko faces daily protests and a strike movement called for by the opposition. This rejects the results of the presidential election of August 9, which gives Mr. Lukashenko winner with 80% of the votes .

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