Calling for a global ceasefire, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres could not ignore the violence that occurs second on the streets of Belarusian cities, where the authorities sent riot police against the civilian population.
A statement on behalf of Guterres was made by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarrick.
According to him, the Secretary-General is closely following the events taking place in Belarus, including the violence against citizens.
He noted that the secretary-general calls on the Belarusian authorities to show maximum restraint and ensure respect for the people's rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
The Secretary-General stressed the importance of exercising these rights in a peaceful environment and in accordance with the law.
Also, the United States authorities expressed their concern, saying that they are monitoring the situation with the protests in Belarus and the detention of demonstrators.
Let us remind you that presidential elections were held in Belarus on Sunday. According to the latest data from the Central Election Commission, the current president, Alexander Lukashenko, is in the lead. After the closure of polling stations, protests and mass detentions began throughout the country.