VILNIUS, August 12. /TASS/. Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have prepared a plan to resolve the crisis in Belarus, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said at a press conference on Wednesday.
"The presidents of our three countries have developed a plan for de-escalation of the situation in Belarus. It contains three steps to resolve the situation," he said.
According to the Lithuanian leader, the Belarusian government should first of all cease to apply force to those protesting against the results of the presidential election. "Besides the rejection of the use of force it is necessary to release the detainees," he noted.
The third step of the plan is starting dialogue with the representatives of the civic community. For that, the three countries proposed to create a so-called national council. "An appropriate solution <...> would be the formation of a certain national council including representatives of the government and the civic community with the goal to search for the ways to resolve the crisis," the Lithuanian president stated.
"Upon the acceptance of this plan our countries are ready to serve as mediators to broker the process of overcoming this crisis," the Lithuanian leader stated.
He noted that the failure of this plan will lead to European and national sanctions applied to Minsk.