US Embassy reiterates support for Belarusian’s pro-democracy movement

Belarusian’s pro-democracy movement

Belarusian’s pro-democracy movement

Last updated on February 9th, 2021 at 06:33 am

The US Embassy in Belarus issued a statement on The Day of Solidarity with Belarus, in which they stated that the United States stands with the people of Belarus in their yearning for democracy, liberty, and justice.

In Dec, the United States played an important role by supporting Belarus’s pro-democracy movement by passing the Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020.

This Act, which has received bipartisan support from the US House of Representatives, would impart an incredible sign of help to the Belarusian public, while likewise showing to despot Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his Kremlin supporters that the United States stays a lot of occupied with the locale notwithstanding the current change in progress at the White House. 

The United States’ focuses on Belarus has increased during the latter half of 2020 after the pro-democracy protests began in the wake of a faulty August 9 presidential elections. In mid-Dec, the Senate flagged its profound worry for the situation in the country by casting a ballot to affirm the appointment of a new US diplomat to Belarus after 10 years. 

Belarus’s opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya had chosen Feb 7 the Day of Solidarity with Belarus, urging global leaders, journalists, activists, and all allies to support the dissenters who have been demanding the resignation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and fresh polls to be held in Belarus. 

“Since the fraud elections on Aug 9, 2020, Belarusians are urging majority rules system and opportunity, remaining diligent and gutsy disregarding the system’s wilderness,” Tsikhanouskaya said in reporting the Day of Solidarity on her site. 

Tsikhanouskaya urged people to display their solidarity with protesters in Belarus “and express gratitude toward them for their solid will and bravery.” 

The United States will work along with European partners to support people who desire democracy in Belarus, the United States Embassy in Belarus statement added.

According to the statement, citing the Belarusian Nobel Laureate Svyatlana Alexievich once stated, “Freedom is not an instantaneous holiday, as we once dreamed. It is a road. A long road.”

Tsikhanouskaya has urged United States and European Union to be tough and valiant in their activities to help terminate Lukashenka’s regime, RFERL detailed.

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