"Belarus in our understanding — a totalitarian, undemocratic system, and we are always going to just talk about their assessment to Alexander Lukashenko."
This was announced on May 5 in Vilnius, head of the department of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Minister for Special Assignments Ronald Pofalla. He noted Now that Europe's main demand — the release of all political prisoners.
The Head of the Federal Chancellery of Germany a special visit to Vilnius to discuss the situation in Belarus with representatives of Belarusian civil society.
In his remarks to reporters at the European Humanities University, he said the development of the situation in Belarus after December 19 2010 a reason for great concern:
"Violence against demonstrators, the arrests, the lack of justice, political prisoners are unacceptable to us and we never disagree with that."
He called the short-term objective of the EU towards Belarus, who are in the immediate release of all political prisoners, cease repression and abolition of restrictions on freedom of the press. Until the release of all political prisoners, no contact with the representatives of the Belarusian regime will not Pofalla said.
According Pofalla, it is clear that the recent explosion in the Minsk metro is used by the Belarusian authorities as a pretext for increased repression, unlawful harassment of people.
"At this stage we carefully eyeing the processes that are taking place, and will have make a new assessment of the situation ", — said the politician.
As for economic sanctions, then, Pofalla, there is a general problem for all of Europe:
"We must strive to economic sanctions did not lead to affected civilians. We should make sure that they do not suffer from these sanctions and their consequences. It is difficult, so you need to carefully look at the details ", reports DELFI.
Ronald Pofalla noted that Germany continues to closely monitor the situation in Belarus.