Merkel: Europe must support those fighting for democracy in Belarus

Europe must support those who fight for democracy in Belarus and those who remain in Belarusian jails for political motives, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said when responding to the questions from the members of the Council of Europe'a Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).  Merkel stressed that she was talking on behalf of her party, Christian Democratic Union (CDU), reports Belapan. She stated that Europe could help by disseminating the information about political prisoners "so that they don't think thae they are forgotten".

Angela Markel also expressed a view that efforts to bring Belarus back into the democratic community of European nations "will end in success".