German Chancellor Angela Merkel has informed Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda that she will hold telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. Also on the website of the head of Lithuania, it is said that on Wednesday a meeting of the European Council will be held in the video-conference mode-it will discuss possible sanctions against Belarus.
вЂњDuring the meeting, an exchange of views and assessments of events in Belarus will take place, and the issue of possible sanctions will be discussed,вЂќ the report said.
Merkel asked what opposition leader Svetlana Tikhonovskaya, who is currently in Lithuania, plans to do. And thanked the country for the assistance provided by Tikhonovskaya.
Currently, Berlin is trying to contact Alexander Lukashenko through diplomatic channels, Merkel said. Lukashenko himself said that he had already spoken with Berlin on Sunday.