Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation stated that it had warned the United States and European Union against imposing sanctions on Belarus and interfering in the country's internal affairs, Reuters reports.
A relevant statement was released after talks between Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun which were held in Moscow.
“During discussions over the current situation in Belarus, the Russian side there should not be any attempt to pressure Minsk, either through sanctions or politically,” the statement said.
As we reported earlier, Former Vice President of the U.S. Joe Biden stated that America should support the urge of the leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for fair elections in the republic.
“The brave citizens of Belarus are showing their voices will not be silenced by terror or torture. The U.S. should support Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's call for fair elections. Russia must be told not to interfere — this is not about geopolitics but the right to choose one's leaders,” Biden wrote.