The United States has called on Russia to respect the sovereignty of Belarus. This was stated by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following talks with British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab.
“We also discussed the need for all countries, especially Russia, to respect the sovereignty of Belarus,” quotes Pompeo RIA Novosti.
The secretary of state called the protests in Belarus “inspiring” and called on Minsk to end the “brutality.”
He also said that the United States is demanding from Belarus “the immediate release of a US citizen.”
As the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin noted earlier, USA plays a key role in the events that take place in Belarus.
Naryshkin stressed that in the public space the United States is trying to “keep in the shadows”, and after the start of mass street protests, the American side “has multiplied the funding of the Belarusian anti-government forces.”
Also, the head of the SVR added that the ex-presidential candidate of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is under the “tight guardianship of the United States”as well as other opposition activists who are “promoted as popular leaders.”