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Russia dissuades U.S., EU from applying sanctions against Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

A relevant statement was made after talks between Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun that took place in Moscow
20:19, 26 August 2020

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Moldovan President Igor Dodon at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia January 30, 2019
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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.

Related: Tsikhanouskaya declares peaceful revolution in Belarus

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.

Related: The Belarus revolution may be too velvet to succeed

 

 

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