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US ambassador to Belarus meets opposition leader

 

U.S. representative to Belarus met exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Wednesday in a demonstration of help just before an arranged gathering between President Alexander Lukashenko and his Russian support Vladimir Putin in Moscow. 


Russia mobilized behind its partner Lukashenko a year ago when he got serious about dissidents who rioted after a political race his adversaries say was manipulated. Lukashenko is because of meet Putin on Thursday in the Kremlin. 


Tsikhanouskaya, the resistance applicant in a year ago's political race, is in willful outcast in adjoining Lithuania, where she consistently gets Western authorities. 


"It is significant that the global local area make some noise and stand up against what's going on, that we give close consideration, and that we require the quick arrival of all political detainees in Belarus," U.S. minister Julie Fisher said on Wednesday in the wake of meeting Tsikhanouskaya in Vilnius. 


Tsikhanouskaya advised columnists she needs to see Belarus "autonomous, free and making agreeable and commonly helpful associations with all nations, above all else with its neighbors, yet additionally others." 


Washington named Fisher its envoy to Belarus in December, a post empty since 2008. She has more than once met Tsikhanouskaya and other resistance figures yet still can't seem to introduce certifications in Minsk. She is visiting Lithuania and Poland this week to meet Belarus vote based system activists. 


Fights against Lukashenko, which brought a huge number of individuals into the roads for quite a long time a year ago, have since dwindled. A huge number of individuals were captured and practically all significant resistance figures are in prison or outcast.

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