Madrid, 30 (Europa Press)
The Russian government expressed this Friday that US President Joe Biden’s meeting with key Belarusian rival Svetlana Tijanovskaya is a “sovereign affair” of the North American country.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov indicated in a statement that “it is a sovereign right of the President of the United States to decide whom to meet” and clarified that Russia “does not plan, nor has any plans to interfere with Chances are.” “It’s not our business,” he said according to information from the Russian news agency Sputnik.
Thus, he insisted that such a meeting “does not in any way affect the situation in Belarus”, mired in a serious political crisis since the presidential elections held in August 2020.
Biden and Tijanovskaya met at the White House on Wednesday, and after the meeting, the opposition urged Biden to make Belarus an “example of nonviolent transition to democracy.”
For his part, Biden expressed his support for the Belarusian people in “the quest for democracy and universal human rights.” After the protests, in which President Alexander Lukashenko won, the country registered several protests.
However, the Belarusian opposition has largely condemned the fraud and called for re-election, which has been rejected by the government on several occasions. Countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom or Ukraine, as well as the European Union, have rejected the election results.