– I’m ready to accept the responsibility of national leadership.
– I understand people voted for me to end 26 yrs of Lukashenko.
– Preserving independence of Belarus is a priority
– Security officials who refuse to execute criminal orders will be pardoned https://t.co/GKWIrfUyVP
— Yaroslav Trofimov (@yarotrof) August 17, 2020
Belarus state television employees are on strike. People could see the empty studio and music playing on the air.. pic.twitter.com/kKm52Uadkt
— Franak Viačorka (@franakviacorka) August 17, 2020
The violence against peaceful protesters in Belarus is appalling. The UK does not accept the results of this fraudulent Presidential election & calls for an urgent investigation through @OSCE into its serious flaws & the grisly repression that followed. https://t.co/VPJ4yrTCXZ
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) August 17, 2020
Spoke with #Canada’s Foreign Minister @FP_Champagne earlier today, discussed situation in #Belarus. The international community simply cannot stay indifferent to recent brutalities. Prompt sanctions targeting those responsible are needed.
— Linas Linkevicius (@LinkeviciusL) August 15, 2020
Minutes after President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus vowed to stand firm against protesters he reviled as “rats,” “trash” and “bandits,” antigovernment demonstrators staged their biggest protest yet to oppose a fraud-tainted presidential election https://t.co/jqNFa5ihPe
— Jade Walker (@jadewalker) August 17, 2020
Belarus. Some Europeans still risk their life for freedom and democracy! Respect! pic.twitter.com/MWffUxEjGK
— Koert Debeuf (@koertdebeuf) August 16, 2020
This week's trending rights Tweets are all about people pushing back against brutal, often corrupt, self-serving governments: in Thailand, Belarus, Lebanon, and Hong Kong. https://t.co/D555ZNYDsJ pic.twitter.com/ZY61vqvYih
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) August 16, 2020
— Dan Peleschuk (@dpeleschuk) August 16, 2020
Deep concern, but didn't play widely in the press. Pompeo's talking with the EU.https://t.co/DSH8yHc10Y
— Svetozar (@CountTilly) August 15, 2020