1. Russia

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Belarus Opposition Leader Calls On Europe To Act, Says Russian Policy Short-Sighted

A leading Belarusian opposition official called on the European Union to live up to its commitment to support democracy and announce that it will stop recognizing the rule of strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka at the end of a three-month transition period.

“It is a very important and necessary signal to Belarusian society. The time for the declaration has already passed. Actions are needed,” Paval Latushka, a former insider-turned-opposition activist, told RFE/RL’s Belarus Service in an…

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