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Belarus opposition leader chides EU for slow response to Lukashenko

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Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya warned on Wednesday that the European Union should live up to its values and actively counter threats posed by authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. It is “getting late” to take decisive action, Tikhanovskaya – who lives in member state Lithuania – told the European Parliament in Strasbourg. EU sanctions and support to date are appreciated, but came too slow at times, while Belarusian civil society continues to suffer, she said. Following the 2020 presidential election in Belarus, which was not recognized by the EU, there were mas…

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