Poland calls for special EU summit on Belarus

PМ Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland’s PМ Mateusz Morawiecki has called on the leaders of the European Commission and the European Council to hold a special EU summit on Belarus, the cabinet in Warsaw announced on Monday.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide re-election victory, the central election commission said on Monday, after bloody clashes between riot police and thousands of protesters who said the poll was rigged. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya said she refused to recognise the official results.

Poland’s ministry of foreign affairs condemned the violence and appealed to the Belarusian authorities “to stop escalating the situation and to start respecting fundamental human rights”.

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