Czech Foreign Minister to discuss events in Belarus with US Secretary of State

Photo of author

By admin

The head of the Czech Foreign Ministry Tomas Petříček will discuss the situation in Belarus during negotiations with his American counterpart Mike Pompeo, who arrived in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. This was announced on Tuesday, August 11, by Czech Television.

“The Czech Foreign Minister will discuss with Pompeo in Pilsen the reaction of the international community to events in Belarus and in its capital Minsk, where the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko harshly suppressed demonstrations rejecting the results of Sunday’s presidential elections,” the statement said.

The day before, Lukashenka accused the Czech Republic of involvement in organizing the protests. According to him, the “puppeteers” from this country demand to take people to the streets and negotiate a voluntary surrender of power.

On the same day, the head of the Czech Foreign Ministry denied the statements of the Belarusian leader.

On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. The current head of state Alexander Lukashenko won 80.08% of the vote, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was supported by 10.09% of voters. Its headquarters did not recognize the results of the vote.

After the announcement of the preliminary results of the voting, unauthorized protests began in Minsk and other cities of the country. Both civilians and security officials were injured, one civilian was killed.

Leave a Comment