MEPs to discuss the situation of Belarus with opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on September 21

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) will hold a discussion with Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on September 21. According to a press release by the European Parliament, Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee will host Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and other members of the Belarusian democratic opposition, Volha Kavalkova and Pavel Latushka, for a debate on the latest political developments and the popular uprising in Belarus.  She will also hold a bilateral meeting with European Parliament President David Sassoli. 

Belarus has been in the midst of a political crisis following accusations of vote rigging in the Presidential elections held on 9 August, which incumbent authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed he won with a vast majority, triggering massive popular protests and general strikes.

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