Lyabedzka: Hahn wants opposition and authorities to celebrate Freedom Day together


There are still human rights problems, and Belarus remains the only country in Europe where the death penalty is applied, but the European Union, of course, can rely on the official Minsk. Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been practicing sweet talking for many years. The other day, he once again practiced his oratorical skills — during the meeting with European Commissioner Johannes Hahn. True, the Western guest also met with representatives of the opposition.

Anatol Lyabedzka said there was a surprise waiting for them at the meeting with European Commissioner Hahn.

“Johannes Hahn, in a meeting with Makei at the Foreign Ministry, made a suggestion that the Freedom Day be celebrated together by the opposition and the authorities. This was the result of the work that was carried out with the diplomatic corps and the fact that Hahn relayed it is very, very important. I understand the position of Brussels, they would not like to return to March 25 last year, when there were brutal detentions and prison terms. This is a bad background for the EU-Belarus relations”.

Lyabedzka added that the members of the delegation, after Hahn’s proposal, did not notice much enthusiasm on the faces of the interlocutors.

“But we must start talking about this,” said Lyabedzka.

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