Estonian President: The incident in Belarus demonstrates the authorities’ disrespect for the people

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulajd
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulajd

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid believes that the situation in Belarus is indicative of the authorities’ disrespect for the people of this country.

What happened last Sunday in Belarus, what preceded it and what is happening now, is evidence of the authorities’ disrespect for the rights of the people of Belarus. These elections can be considered neither fair, nor free, nor democratic, as far as we know about the way they were held. Unfortunately, little is known, as independent observers were not allowed into the country, and this alone is the reason why the announced results of these elections today cannot be recognized.

says Estonian President Kersti Kaljulayd

Kersti Kaljulaid called for an end to violence against peaceful protesters and the release of those illegally detained.

According to the Estonian President, the European Union should pursue a coordinated policy with regard to the situation in Belarus.

We are talking about the EU’s eastern partner, which is physically close to our borders. Estonia has proposed the appointment of an EU Special Representative who would take measures to immediately stop the violence, release the detainees and start a dialogue between the authorities and the opposition.

added Kersti Kaljulaid

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