Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya met with U.S. First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun. This was reported by the Telegram-channel of the press service of the Belarusian opposition’s headquarters - Pul Pervoi.
Tsikhanouskaya and Biegun discussed the political crisis in Belarus. The former presidential candidate thanked the United States for its support for the peaceful demonstrations in her country.
Tsikhanouskaya expressed her readiness to resolve the crisis through dialogue with Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko.
"We have always said that we are ready to speak and that we strive for a peaceful settlement. We are open to the mediation of international organizations in order to promote dialogue. We also demand an impartial investigation into crimes committed by the Belarusian authorities against their people," she said.
The meeting took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, where Tikhanovskaya fled after the Belarusian authorities brutally suppressed the protests.
As we reported earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that he had helped Tsikhanouskaya to leave the country on her request.