What the West Must Do Right Now to Help the People of Belarus

After the Foreign Affairs Ministers’ conference on August 14, the EU rejected the results of Belarus presidential elections and announced personal sanctions for “those responsible for violence and falsification”.

The response comes after 5 days of protests and violence sparked by the elections that were “neither free nor fair”, as the EU itself describes them.

With more than 6,000 people detained and two dead, the response seems too little too late. But even that is better than no response at all, as