“We condemn the development of events in Belarus and the violent actions against demonstrators that have continued for several days,” he wrote.

Die Entwicklungen in #Belarus und das seit Tagen gewaltsame Vorgehen gegen Demonstranten verurteilen wir auf das Schärfste.

- Sebastian Kurz (@sebastiankurz) August 13, 2020

At the same time, he called for the release of the protesters and an investigation of the deaths by an "independent party".

“A clear EU response is needed,” the Chancellor added.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the situation in Belarus after the presidential election a tragedy.