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Monday, August 10, 2020

Putin did not waste any time. He congratulated the "winner" of the elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Alexander Lukashenka on the occasion of his victory in the presidential elections in Belarus, the Kremlin informed. "I hope that the actions of the state will contribute to the further development of mutually beneficial Russian-Belarusian relations in all areas" - Putin wrote.

The candidate for the presidency of Belarus, Sviatlana Cichanouska informed during today's press conference that she does not recognize the preliminary official election results. She also stated that she considers herself the winner of the Sunday vote.

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka accused Poland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic, of steering the Sunday protests.

- We have registered calls from abroad. The phones were from Poland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic; our - forgive me - sheep were steered. The Belarusian leader also announced that he would not allow "Maidan" in his country and would respond appropriately to any attempt to destabilize the country. "I warned you: there will be no Maidan, whether or not someone wants it. That is why we need to calm down," he emphasized.

Today, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called in a letter to the head of the European Council Charles Michel and the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen to convene an extraordinary EU summit on the situation in Belarus. He also referred to the topic in social media. 
- Poland still remembers the breakthrough of 1989 and always supports its neighbors. I called for an extraordinary meeting of the European Council and a strong reaction of the European Union to the events in Belarus; we have a duty to support Belarusians in solidarity,Morawiecki wrote on Twitter.
Maidan is a common name for the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 (also known as the Euromaidan Revolution, or Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity) that took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kiev, culminated in the ousting of the elected Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, and the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government.