WASHINGTON, October 27. / TASS /. The United States authorities will continue to support the "legitimate aspirations" of the people of Belarus. This was announced on Tuesday by the head of the press service of the US State Department, Morgan Ortegus.
"The United States and the entire world stand in solidarity with the people of Belarus. They have shown extraordinary courage and strength in the face of brutal repression. We will continue to support their legitimate aspirations," she wrote in her Twitter…
So she commented on the message of the American diplomatic mission to the UN: "The United States joined 51 UN member states and the EU delegation in condemning the continuing violations of human rights in Belarus. We support the democratic aspirations of Belarusians through free and fair elections, their commitment to the sovereignty of their country."
Against the backdrop of continuing protests in Belarus who disagree with the results of the presidential elections on August 9, President Alexander Lukashenko announced the need to amend the constitution, noting that he was ready to share powers in favor of other branches of government. In this regard, Lukashenka also stated about the important role of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly planned for late December – early January in the discussion of the constitutional reform. On October 2, the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus (the lower house of parliament) began accepting proposals to amend the constitution.
On Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu condemned Western interference in the internal affairs of Belarus. According to him, the United States, with the help of the technology of color revolutions, "is purposefully aggravating tensions and undermining the internal political situation in a number of countries." Such actions by the United States and its allies, according to the Russian minister, undermine the foundations of international law and ignore the interests of sovereign states.