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Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry`s statement about situation in Belarus

13.08.2020,18:06


August 13, Fineko/abc.az. We are closely following the events of recent days in Belarus. We are concerned about information about violations of order on the streets of Belarusian cities in the post-election period.

With reference to RIA Novosti, it is reported that this was stated by the head of the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova.

The presidential election was held in Belarus on 9 August. Years later, in the elections that aroused great interest in the country, according to preliminary results, the current President Alexander Lukashenko won for the 6th time. After that, mass peaceful protests began in several regions of the country. Thousands of people were detained, 1 person was killed, and dozens were injured during demonstrations that turned into clashes with the police.

The main opponent of Lukashenko opposition Svetlana Tikhanovski urged the security forces not to use force against the people. Amid the protests, the country's CEC chairwoman Lidia Yermoshina was evacuated from the Government House. Two days after the elections Sergei Tikhanovski left the country for security reasons and moved to Lithuania.