According to one of the sources, the purpose of the visit will be to prevent further violence and Russian interference in the situation in Belarus.
US First Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan will visit Russia and Lithuania to discuss the situation in Belarus. This, on Friday, August 21, reports Reuters, citing its own sources.
According to them, Bigan will visit Moscow in the coming days. From there he will travel to Vilnius, where former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is staying, sources said.
It is clarified that the US State Department did not respond to the agency's request.
Let us remind you that presidential elections were held in Belarus on August 9. After the closure of polling stations in the republic, mass protests against the falsification of results began. During the protests, police and internal troops used tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets against demonstrators.
Later, a strike began in the largest industrial enterprises in the country, employees demanded new elections and an end to the harsh treatment of protesters at demonstrations. All the headquarters of the opposition candidates announced that they did not recognize the official election results.
The USA, the European Union, and a number of other states did not recognize the results of the voting in the country.