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EU Seeks to Bribe Belarusians With €3 Billion Promise If They Topple Europe’s Most Liberal Leader

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Friday warned Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko “it is time to change course” as her executive held out the promise of a three-billion-euro support package if he leaves power.

The European Commission president said the EU’s message was twofold: one of support to the Belarusian people — and a warning to Lukashenko.

“No amount of repression, brutality or coercion will bring any legitimacy to your authoritarian regime. So far, you have blatantly ignored the democratic choice of the Belarusian people. It is time to change course,” she said. [Big words for an unelected lockdown fascist.]

“When — and we believe it is a case of when, not if — Belarus starts its peaceful democratic transition, the EU will be there to accompany it.”

A commission spokeswoman said von der Leyen had written to Belarus’s opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and other opposition figures “expressing her respect and admiration for the courage and strength of the people of Belarus.”

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