Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says that the country will draft a new constitution by the end of the year. It remains unclear whether the new constitution will result in Lukashenko leaving office.
Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya calls on European leaders to impose sanctions on supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko after police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesters.
The head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergey Naryshkin, accuses the United States of "working behind the scenes" in Belarus towards another "colour revolution", funding bloggers and training activists through NGO's against the interests of Belarusian citizens. Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu flies to Minsk after disputed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he had asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for weapons during a meeting in Moscow on Monday. Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov says Russia will, before the end of the year, disburse the first $1-billion tranche of a loan that was agreed also on Monday, to help Belarus' financial stability.
The governments of the Baltic states declare Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other government officials "persona non grata" for suspected electoral fraud in the recent election and for attempting to suppress the protests responding to the election. [https:--newsinfo.inquirer.net-1329473-baltic-states-impose-sanctions-against-belarus-ahead-of-eu (AP via "Philippine Daily Inquirer")]Belarus–Lithuania relations
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab issues a statement that the United Kingdom does not recognize the results of the Belarusian presidential election, which saw President Alexander Lukashenko re-elected. Raab calls the election "fraudulent" and demands an independent investigation into the results. [https:--www.straitstimes.com-world-europe-uk-does-not-accept-results-of-belarus-election-foreign-secretary-dominic-raab (AFP via "The Straits Times")]Ukraine recalls its Ambassador to Belarus to assess "the new reality" and prospects of further bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries. [https:--in.reuters.com-article-belarus-election-ukraine-ukraine-recalls-its-ambassador-to-belarus-idINKCN25D1PU (Reuters)]Belarus–United Kingdom relations
A state television exit poll shows President Alexander Lukashenko winning 79.7% of the vote. These results have been dismissed by the main opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who criticized them has "massively rigged".