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EU member states call for sanctions of Belarus

The reaction of the leading Western countries to the presidential elections in Belarus and the events of recent days is rather restrained.

The position of European leaders can hardly be regarded as an uncompromising position on forcing the “last dictator of Europe” to democracy and respect for human rights.

However, while Washington, Berlin, Brussels and Paris wasted time, others have taken advantage of their inactivity. The foreign policy front against Minsk was led with all decisiveness by Poland and the Baltic states, especially Lithuania.

The Baltic States and Warsaw discussed the need for a “strong European response” to brutal suppression of protests, and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda proposed a three-stage plan to the Belarusian authorities to overcome the crisis. The Minister of Defense of Poland, at the suggestion of journalists, even speculated about the prospects for NATO intervention in the Belarusian situation. Fortunately, he thought it was a bad idea. Fortunately – because you can never be sure of the degree of self-confidence and adequacy of Polish officials.

In the current situation, Lithuania is trying to “teach the life” of its Belarusian neighbors – in fact, the only way to somehow declare itself in the international arena and at the same time compensate for the numerous blows to national pride, which have happened especially often in recent years.

But the participants of the new anti-Belarusian campaign cannot count on success. If the Western leaders decide to take tough measures against Belarus, they will immediately intercept the corresponding agenda. Who cares about the opinion of Vilnius or Riga when Berlin and Washington speak?

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Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

So what! The EU member states are toothless tigers.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

…yes, we know that for you the people’s vote and the freedom of speech doesn’t counts…it’s more about endless brutality…you haven’t arrived to civilization and it’s very sad to see…

Terry R
Terry R
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

Belarus is NOT part of the EU. The EU needs to adhere to its policy of disciplining errant members rather than spreading its tentacles abroad and seeking to impose authoritarian restrictions on sovereign states. It has been imposing such sanctions in several waves since the early 90s trying to influence the domestic affairs of another country.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Terry R
August 16, 2020

…better to live in poverty and under dictatorship?…when will you wake up to the fact that the Belarus population doesn’t what to continue on that miserable road ?…

Sean
Sean
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

And that’s why they voted overwhelmingly for Lukashenka.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Sean
August 18, 2020

True Sean, the overwhelming silent majority voted for Lukashenko. The rest are traitors, paid by the west.

It is evident that the protests in Belarus are not spontaneous. There is obviously a lot of money behind it, sent by western secret services. This is not a revolution, but an attempted coup.

Where did these “revolutionaries” actually come from? Have they grown on trees in the past month? The opposition has neither public organizations nor long-term headquarters. These are greedy, stupid people who were given dollars and euros to strike and protest. The money comes from the west.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

The Belarusian people’s vote doesn’t count with the likes of you: 80% of their electorate voted for Lukashenka.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Sean
August 17, 2020

It is wonderful that Lukashenko overwhelmingly won the Belarusian presidential election with 80% of the vote instead of a pro-EU person winning the Belarusian presidential election. No more countries should join the EU.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

The white-red-white flag that is being displayed in the streets of Belarus by an “opposition movement”, fueled from abroad these days and decorating the front pages of the Western NATO press, has nothing to do with the Belarus of today. It goes back to the Biełaruskaja Narodnaja Respublika – BNR – “People’s Republic of Belarus”, founded by the German Emperor Wilhelm II, on the territory of old Lithuania and Ruthenia, after German troops occupied the country in March 1918 and the young Soviet Russia signed the Brest-Litovsk Agreement.   The BNR Council then sent a telegram to the German Kaiser Wilhelm… Read more »

Stark Realities
Stark Realities
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

To be honest, I like it better than that green and red with elaborate border. Looks too much like a Central Asian republic’s flag to my eye, but then not my choice to make, is it? I’m just a meddling American.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Stark Realities
August 18, 2020

And I liked North America a lot better, before it had the stars and stripes flag. It looks too much like an imperialistic killer flag, killing all the Natives off, stealing their land and settling on it, plus importing slaves from Africa to do the dirty work. North America, in fact, would in my eyes look best with no flag at all.

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Curious Realities
Curious Realities
Reply to  Stark Realities
August 18, 2020

Interesting though where those huge, street long white and red flags pulled by the crowds came from. Were they made in Belarus or just maybe, in Poland or Lithuania?

Curious Realities
Curious Realities
Reply to  Curious Realities
August 18, 2020

Oops, left out the obvious candidate…Ukraine.

Ukrainian Nazi Dmitro Yarosh admitted in FB that the so called uprising in Belarus was also helped and planned by Ukrainian Nazi groups: “Since 2000, on the assignment of Stetsko and OUN

Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

Reelected President Lukashenko of Belarus held talks with President Putin of Russia and is working with his cabinet.

TV Mir:

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

The Government under reelected President Lukashenko of Belarus continues its work:

TV Mir 24:

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

Christian and Moslem citizens of Belarus are relieved and happy. Here is a comment from a Moslem Belarusian citizen under this above video:

“Thanks to Allah! God be praise!”

Нурали Чекиров

Аллаху акбар 🙏 аль-хамду ли-Ллях ☝️ 

Stark Realities
Stark Realities
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

I think Putin prob. gave him the final blow: “Referendum on new Constitution, then a new round of elections.” Period.

Works for me. If the EU doesn’t like it, then they can crawl back up Uncle Sam’s arse, where they’ve been so comfortable for far too long.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Stark Realities
August 18, 2020

President Putin has said nothing of the sort. President Putin is helping Belarus to withstand the coup attempt. The Kremlin.ru site has a note telling readers that Russia is fulfilling its obligations towards Belarus as a member of CSTO Union, which involves mutual military aid.

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Susan Rarick
Susan Rarick
August 16, 2020

Good move – push Belarus into the Russia sphere of dependence. Belarus is a big country and it would mean the onlything between Germany and Russia if they ever did decide to attack (most unlikely) is Poland — and we know their recent track record in war (L O S E)

Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

This text was written by a western shill.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
August 16, 2020

Before interfering in other countries’ business, Lithuania should start to deal with its own internal problems. It has a lot of social problems including one of the highest suicide rates in the world, one of the highest consumption of alcohol per capita in the world, and also high unemployment in its towns and villages. One thing that countries that persist in telling other sovereign nations how they should operate have in common, is a big social mess at home.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
August 16, 2020

Often, unemployment and alcoholism go hand in hand. The Government of Lithuania should look after its own people instead of trying to meddle in the affairs of Belarus which are none of Lithuania’s business at all.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

Domestic violence also goes hand in hand with unemployment and alcoholism. Who is pushing a little country like Lithuania with a population of only about 2.7 million to meddle in the affairs of a country like Belarus whose population is 3.4 times the size? With troublesome countries like Lithuania to the north, Ukraine to the south, and Poland to the west, Belarus’ best bet is probably to turn its back on the west and look eastwards to Russia.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
August 17, 2020

Lithuania is a Third World country, a “shithole country”, to use Donald Trump’s words. They do not only exist in Africa, they exist in Eastern Europe too.

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In its defense.....
In its defense.....
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

That’s not true Olivia. I’ve traveled it several times by car. It’s actually quite bucolic and pleasant, other than the extreme russomania and NATOmania that’s gripped it these past few years, and not all the natives share that mania either btw. It’s all prurient politics. Quite disgusting, really. NATO brings a kiss of death with it wherever it roams.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

…lol…you are getting completely mad…from the economic point of view the only third would countries in Europe are Russia and Belarus!…Lithuania has more than the double of the GDP per capita of Russia …and has no valuable natural resources (has Russia has in big quantity) … the problem with Russia is that it’s ruled as any other third world country – it has a dictator and many cleptocrats looting the country…there is no rule of law and no organization…just many thieves that they call oligarchs … that’s why the population lives in poverty…Olivia find a doctor…you are needing one urgently… Read more »

Tim McDonnell
Tim McDonnell
Reply to  jpthiran
August 17, 2020

I’m sorry to have to say this but you’re talking out of you a*se – Olivia Kroth is quite right in all she’s says about Belarus.

Stark Realities
Stark Realities
Reply to  Tim McDonnell
August 18, 2020

I remember the crisis Belarus had during the Yeltsin years, trying to stabilize their ‘rabbit ruble’, worse even than Russia’s ruble crisis. Seems to me, Luka did not too bad by old Soviet standards in stabilizing it somewhat. Nothing to write home about but could have been far worse. Now it’s time to move on, IMHO. Progress never stands still. That’s why it’s called progress I guess. Beware the predatory wolves though, from East or West. Ukraine’s a good example of what not to do. Just swapped one gang of thieves for another, with Uncle Sam’s blessing of course.

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JAMES REED
JAMES REED
Reply to  jpthiran
August 17, 2020

Lithuania had less than the per capita GDP of Russiaa few years ago, until sanctions drove Ruble to 75-1 vs. dollar. Maybe they are measuring it now using this deflationary currency value. In general, baltic countries economies have not prospered at all under EU. And they continue with human rights violations against ethnic Russians within their countries, such as denying the right to vote. Ukraine is also much improved under NATO and Western “guidance”. NOT! The president of Ukraine is scared Biden will become President, so he stated Kiev will discontinue all corruption investigations of Biden and Sons, Inc. (He… Read more »

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Olivia Kroth
Reply to  JAMES REED
August 18, 2020

Baltic countries are small “shithole” countries in Eastern Europe. They would be a lot better off if they had stayed in a union with the Russian Federation.

Sean
Sean
August 16, 2020

The main fact is that Russia has the back of Belarus., so it’s not going to turn into another Ukraine. Little that the “West” can do – – they’ve had their try and failed.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Sean
August 16, 2020

Hell’s fury is burning in western countries because they are impotent. They cannot change Belarus’ fate. Serves them right!

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

“There won’t be any other elections”, says President Lukashenko. “You’ve got what you chose: me!”

TV Mir 24:

JAMES REED
JAMES REED
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

Social media giants – Twitter, Facebook, Google, Youtube, powered by Leftist university scum, are driving this “revolution”, not USA, not West, not Russia, either. These social media giants are MORE powerful than national governments or NATO, too.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  JAMES REED
August 18, 2020

There is no “revolution”. Belarus will calm down, President Lukashenko will remain.

peter mcloughlin
August 17, 2020

All the parties in the Belarus crisis – the Belarusian people/government, the West and Russia – must focus on what they want to avoid rather than what they want to achieve. They want to avoid world war. But the history of the last century shows world war is what we keep getting.
https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  peter mcloughlin
August 17, 2020

…don´t get too dramatic man!…we just need to respect the people’s will and everything will be fine!… 🙂 …

JAMES REED
JAMES REED
Reply to  jpthiran
August 17, 2020

You don’t get it. When the Leftists in charge of major US cities get elected and they respect the “people’s will” – what follows is riots, looting, arson, racism, mob rule, mayhem and murder.

When will “everything be fine”? When all the stores have been looted in the interest of “social justice”? When all the cities in the US are ash heaps?

I can’t wait for the violent Woke mobs to come to where you are. You think you;re safe from Leftist university scum? Thank again.

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jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  JAMES REED
August 18, 2020

I don’t think we can compare the 2 realities…the Belarus protests seem to be more genuine and orderly…if there is no more police violence the protests may stay peace…Belarus population has shown that they don’t want confrontation…In my opinion, this is not comparable with Ukraine or US…

JAMES REED
JAMES REED
Reply to  jpthiran
August 18, 2020

In US cities where the Leftist mayors and governors have ordered the police to stand down, the “peaceful protestors” have quickly morphed into violent rioters, looters, arsonists and murderers. Witness Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, etc.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  JAMES REED
August 18, 2020

I’m not saying that you are wrong…it’s clear that the situation in the US is quite serious and vicious…I’m just saying that I think that in Belarus, the protests seam genuine and peaceful and that the population seams to want a peaceful transition…I hope all goes in that direction and that the population can find a peaceful way to do a transition from the present power to a new democratic one…whatever it maybe…

jpthiran
jpthiran
August 17, 2020

Dear Olivia,

maybe you can translate this for me!



thank you in advance

best regards

🙂

jpthiran
jpthiran
August 17, 2020

It seems that Belarus people dodn’t accept the results

🙂

Get a load of this.....
Get a load of this.....
August 18, 2020

One unconstitutional government by coup d’etat wants to reassess its relations with another government that has yet to yield to a coup d’etat, until it has a new government, not by new elections which Luka finally bowed to, but by another unconstitutional coup d’etat. (Ukraine ……you’re a joke. Just disappear into the anus of history. ) “Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Monday said that he had recalled the ambassador to Belarus for consultations in a bid to assess the prospects of further bilateral relations between the two countries “in the new reality”. “The development of events in Belarus, whose… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Get a load of this.....
August 18, 2020

Lukashenko has “bowed” to nothing at all. New elections will not happen. On the contrary, Russia will give military aid, should Belarus need it. MEDUZA: Putin and Lukashenko speak for second time this weekend, Kremlin confirms readiness to provide security aid to Belarus 1:30 pm, August 16, 2020 Source: President of Russia, kremlin.ru Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko spoke over the telephone for the second time in 24 hours on Sunday, August 16. Moscow now confirms what the Belarusian president stated on Saturday: Russia has agreed to provide “all necessary assistance” to resolve the security problems in Belarus, following last week’s… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Get a load of this.....
August 18, 2020

It is of no interest at all for Belarus what Kuleba in Ukraine says or does not say. Ukraine needs to bring its desolate finances in order, instead of meddling in Belarus.

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

What is the background of the failed Belarus-Majdan coup? The only opposition candidate in the Belarusian election, Tichanovskaya, is the unknown wife of a little-known blogger. She is an uninteresting, unimportant figure, like the US puppet Guaido in Venezuela. She was mainly used by the imperialist countries to formally recognize her as new “President” instead of Alexander Lukashenko.  All members of the opposition understood very well that the Tichanovskaya election victory could not be won under any circumstances, so that there was no point in discussing her programme, views and statements. In fact, she has no programme at all. She… Read more »

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Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

TASS:

Putin tells Merkel foreign interference in Belarus’ affairs is unacceptable

https://tass.com/politics/1190881

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

These riots in Minsk are in the interests of those foreign states that want to change the Belarusian leadership without being noticed.

Russian President Putin criticized the fact that the European Union, including the Federal Republic of Germany, are supporting and promoting the fascist coup attempt in Belarus.

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

THE DAILY SABAH:

Belarus has started military drills on its western border, close to neighbouring Poland and Lithuania.

Belarus’s defense ministry said Sunday that it would hold military exercises in Grodno region from Monday to Thursday. The military drills were announced after Lukashenko accused NATO of a military build-up in Lithuania and Poland near Belarus’s western border.

Meanwhile, Lukashenko said on Monday there would be no new presidential election.

“You should never expect me to do something under pressure,” he was quoted as saying. “They (new elections) won’t happen.”

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

…lol…just trying show that he is in command…his enemy is not external…it’s internal – it’s the Belarus population that want’s him out…a general strike will make him face the reality… 🙂

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