This weekend in Belarus was marked by historical freeing all 6 political prisoners
This weekend in Belarus was marked by historical freeing all 6 political prisoners. The in-depth description of the each prisoner’s history is provided by TUT.BY. The responses given by ex-prisoners can be found in plenty at Svaboda.org. Apart from firsthand comments the site questions whether that means the warming in EU-Belarus relationship before the presidential elections. TUT.BY shares some human stories of the six home-coming. Both the US State Department and the Council of Europe embraced the release of the political prisoners. Minister of State for Europe David Lidington hails the release of Belarusian political prisoners on his page on Facebook and looks for transparent elections this year.
The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.
“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.