Secretary Blinken: U.S. is exploring plans to appoint Belarus Opposition Envoy
Washington, March 23, 2023, 03:06 — REGNUM The US authorities are studying the option of appointing a special representative of Washington for interaction with the Belarusian opposition, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on March 22 at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of the United States Congress.
According to him, the department is dealing with this issue “very actively”. Blinken notes that the post could be held in parallel by a senior official from the European and Eurasian Affairs Division of the US State Department.
The head of the department did not name the person he would like to appoint as envoy. The Secretary of State was also unable to specify when such an appointment might occur, but promised that a decision would be announced “very soon.”
As reported IA REGNUMOn March 6, a court in Minsk found the former candidate for the presidency of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya guilty of committing high treason, as well as an attempt to seize power in the republic and create an extremist organization. She was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in a penal colony.
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