Us Deputy Secretary of state Stephen Bigan will visit Russia and Lithuania to discuss the situation in Belarus. This is reported by Reuters with reference to sources.
In the next few days, Bigan will pay a visit to Moscow, from where he will go to Vilnius.
Earlier, Belarusian foreign Minister Vladimir Makei had a telephone conversation with us Deputy Secretary of state for political Affairs David Hale. The Belarusian Minister thanked the Deputy Secretary of state for the fact that the US “always supports the sovereignty and independence” of the Republic.
On August 21, Lukashenko said that the opposition is claiming multimillion-dollar aid from the EU. This money will not enter the country without the state’s knowledge, the head of state promised.
Protests in Belarus continue for the second week. People demand to cancel the results of the elections, according to which Alexander Lukashenko won, to dismiss the old leadership and hold new elections, as well as to hold the security forces accountable for the violent crackdown on rallies in the first days.