The Future of Democracy in Belarus: Europe’s Next Challenge
The U.S. Embassy in Minsk issues a statement on the occasion of the Day of Solidarity with Belarus
The U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Belarus issued a statement on the Day of Solidarity with Belarus, which is celebrated on February 7.
“Every day, but especially today, in "Day of Solidarity with Belarus", The United States supports the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy, freedom and justice. Fundamental freedoms are an inalienable right of all peoples, and their provision in an independent, sovereign Belarus is long overdue, ”the document says..
“In December, the United States Congress adopted and the President signed the 2020 Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act. The Democracy Act in Belarus expresses America’s position directly: the United States supports the Belarusian people, demands respect for human rights, and will hold accountable those who violate the rights of the people of Belarus. The United States will work with European partners to support those seeking a sovereign, democratic Belarus where the rule of law is the rule, ”the statement said..
The document quotes the words of the Belarusian writer, Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Aleksievich: “Freedom is not a quick holiday, as we dreamed. It’s a long way to go. “.
“No matter how long and winding this path may be, as a sign of solidarity, the United States is following it together with the people of Belarus,” the American Embassy in Minsk said in a statement..
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