German Coalition agreement 2021 supports Belarusian opposition

On 24 November 2021, the Social Democrats, Liberal Democrats, and Greens jointly presented a new coalition agreement for 2021 at a press conference. On page 153, broad support is promised to the democratic movement in Belarus:

“We stand at the side of the people in Belarus and support their desire for new elections, democracy, freedom, and the rule of law and demand the unconditional release of all political prisoners. Russian interference in favor of Lukashenko is unacceptable. We will provide the democratic opposition in Belarus with further offers of support. If Lukashenko does not decide to change course, we will strive to expand the existing EU sanctions in order to make it more difficult for the regime to access finance.”

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