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EU stands in solidarity with the people of Belarus

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“The European Union is in solidarity with the people of Belarus,” EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said following the record of massive anti-government actions that took place in Minsk on Sunday, DW media reports.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted urged Europe to support peaceful protests. And the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrei Babish compared what is happening in Belarus with the history of his country: according to him, it is now being decided whether it will end with a "velvet revolution" or "1968".

Back on Friday, the heads of the European foreign ministries agreed to impose sanctions on Belarusian politicians and security officials involved in the harsh suppression of anti-government demonstrations.

On Sunday, according to various sources, from 100 to 300 thousand people gathered in the center of Minsk, calling for the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, the holding of new presidential elections, the release of imprisoned protesters and the trial of those involved in the harsh suppression of demonstrations.