Poland says EU should act to prevent violence in Belarus

by Reuters
Monday, 10 August 2020 10:27 GMT

WARSAW, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The European Union should take action to prevent the use of force by the authorities in Belarus, Poland's foreign minister said on Monday, after the the Belarussian opposition rejected the results of a presidential election.

"The EU must take action to prevent the possible use of force in Belarus," Jacek Czaputowicz told a news conference. He added that he hoped imposing sanctions on Belarus would not be necessary, but did not rule out the option.

(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; Writing by Alan Charlish; Editing by Alison Williams)

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