New UN meeting on Belarus on Friday

The UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting on Friday on the situation in Belarus, this time in public and with the participation of the country's opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, diplomats said.

A diplomatic source said the video conference would focus on human rights in Belarus after some foreign media refused to deport and approve others over the weekend.

As in the previous discussion, the new closed-door meeting on August 18 is being held’ at the request of Estonia, which is currently a permanent member of the UN Security Council. It will be informal and its form does not allow members of the Security Council to participate.

Many members, such as China and Russia, see the events in Belarus as an internal matter for the country and say they are not a threat to international order, so the UN Security Council has ignored them. Should go

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to demand the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, who he accused of rigging the August 9 election.


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