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The President and the Federal Chancellor discussed the ways to settle the crisis in Belarus

During the telephone call on Monday, President Gitanas Nausėda and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the upcoming European Council meeting to be convened on Wednesday via the video conference and possible sanctions against Belarus.

During the Council meeting on Wednesday, the EU leaders should exchange their views and assessment of the situation in Belarus as well as discuss possible sanctions.

During the conversation, the Chancellor thanked Lithuania for its assistance to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and was interested in her condition and future plans.

Angela Merkel informed the President about her scheduled call with the Russian President on Tuesday morning. Berlin is also currently trying to get through to Alexander Lukashenko to settle the situation in Belarus.

The two leaders also discussed possible support for consolidation of civil society.

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