Biden struck Lukashenko criticized
Democratic party candidate for President of the United States Joe Biden has proposed a "transparent" counting of votes on presidential elections in Belarus and called on President Alexander Lukashenko to refrain from violence against protesters.
"I support those who call for a transparent and accurate counting of votes and the release of all political prisoners. I also call on President Lukashenko to respect the rights of peaceful demonstrators and to refrain from further violence" - said in a written statement, Biden.
Biden struck Lukashenko criticized.
"The people of Belarus demands to have his voice heard, after 26 years of systematic repression under the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko. After the presidential election, marred by fraud, citizens are protesting peacefully to demand an accurate count of the votes, and they are greeted by special forces, using stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets," said Biden.
"Lukashenko's regime has disabled the Internet access, arrested protesters and independent journalists and tried to silence foreign observers. It doesn't sound like the actions of a political leader, confident that he won fair elections," said Biden. According to him, thanks to journalists and activists "we now know the truth about the attacks on democracy that allows itself mode".
The ninth of August in Belarus presidential elections were held. According to specified data of the CEC, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is gaining 80,08% of the vote. He has led the country for over 26 years.
The evening of 9 August a number of Belarusian cities began mass unauthorized protest. Protesters in Central Minsk erecting barricades out of garbage cans. The militia used against them tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades, and drove the protesters from the city centre.