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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 the European Union on Wednesday it must live up to values by actively curbing threats presented 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, and Belarusian civil society continued to suffer, she said. Following the presidential election in Belarus last August, which was not recognized by the EU, there were mass…

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