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Have the world forgotten about the Belarusians?



On the second anniversary of the events of August 9, more than 55 messages of support and solidarity were sent to Belarusians and democracies on behalf of officials and non-governmental organizations.


From August 8 to 10 publications with such content appeared in Twitter accounts:


— German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Estonian President and Prime Minister Alar Karis and Kai Kallas;


— 21 foreign ministries and diplomatic missions and their heads, including the foreign ministries of 13 European countries, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the U.S. mission to the EU and the U.S. embassies in Riga, Dublin and Minsk;


— 14 EU bodies and political structures and their representatives;


— 6 representatives of parties and parliamentary factions in Estonia, France, Germany and Ukraine, as well as individual politicians;


— 9 international non-profit associations and human rights structures, including the World Organisation Against Torture, the European and International Federations of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders.


"We support the Belarusian people for a democratic future," U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken tweeted and announced a visa ban on hundreds of regime officials.


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed "deep respect for the courageous opposition that continues to fight for democracy and freedom."


"We are with Belarus! We will stand with the people of Belarus for as long as it takes to ensure our common future in a secure, sovereign, democratic and prosperous Europe," said Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.


We thank our partners for the important support to our common struggle for the Belarusians. But it is also important for us to see examples of international legal responsibility of representatives of the regime for the crimes committed and being committed against the Belarusian people.

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