The Czech Republic, holding the EU presidency, says the decision on inviting Alyaksandr Lukashenka to the Eastern Partnership summit will be made at the very last moment.
Invitation of Lukashenka to Prague is good for the dictatorship, former head of Belarus thinks.
An issue of EU-Belarus relations is to be discussed at an informal meeting of the EU foreign ministers opening in Czech Hluboká on March 27.
“Lukashenka was deceiving Europe by his vain promises, and he is going to continue doing so,” stated one of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition Andrei Sannikov.
The former Head of the Supreme Council of Belarus condemns Minsk visit of EU’s High Representative Javier Solana and his meeting with dictator Lukashenka.
If Western politicians intend to defend democratic principles, they should not retract from the policy of isolation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and invite him to the EU summit in Prague.
Recently among the people mentioned in the oppositional discourse, the ideas like “we should talk with the regime, help them receive loans form the West” are propagandized more and more insistently, Lyavon Barshcheuski writes at the website of the Belarusian Popular Front party.
The leader of the civil campaign “European Belarus” has made a statement in connection with presentation of the Eastern Partnership project by the leadership of the EU.
A month ago the Council of the European Union suspended visa sanctions against Alyaksandr Lukashenka and a number of his officials.
“Actions of the European Union have precise definition and analogies in the history. This is called appeasement of dictator. Europe behaved in such a way towards Hitler in 1930ies, and later towards other dictators in Africa, Latin America, and Central Asia,” Andrei Sannikov, coordinator of the civil campaign “European Belarus”, said.