The US called on Russia to respect the sovereignty of Belarus

The United States is closely monitoring developments in Belarus and is calling on Moscow to respect Minsk’s sovereignty, White House press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.

“We are closely following the developments in Belarus. And support international efforts for an independent evaluation of cases of election irregularities and human rights violations. The government’s crackdown on peaceful protesters shows that the authorities can no longer ignore the people’s calls for democracy,” she said at a briefing.

“Russia must also respect the sovereignty of Belarus and the right of its people to choose their leaders in a free and fairway,” McEnany added.