Merkel urges Belarus dialogue in call with Putin,

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday on the Belarusian government to engage in a national dialogue to resolve the current crisis.

Merkel made the call in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a statement from her spokesman.

”The chancellor underscored that the Belarusian government must refrain from violence against peaceful demonstrators, immediately release political prisoners and engage in a national dialogue with opposition and society in order to overcome the crisis,” spokesman Steffen Seibert said. Läs artikel