on Wednesday 12 August, Mike Pompeo, the head of american diplomacy, has violently condemned the violence of the belarusian government vis-à-vis the protesters. "We want the people of belarus enjoy the freedoms that he demands, that he thinks to be in its best interest," said the latter during a trip to Prague. "We urge that the non-violent demonstrators to be protected and safe, it is not in the interest of anyone to do so ", he added.
the head of The government of the Czech republic, Andrej Babis, has deemed it "shocking" and "scandalous" events in Belarus. "I hope that the european Union will publish not only declarations, but also take steps," he added, saying that the regime in place in Belarus was " unacceptable ". The protests against the re-election to the presidency of the leader is the authoritarian Alexander Lukashenko, in power for twenty-six years, rocked Minsk, the capital, and several other cities of the country since Sunday evening.
thousands of arrests
Violently dispersed by the police with stun grenades and rubber bullets, these events have resulted in thousands of arrests and left one person dead and more than 250 injured, according to official figures. Arrived Tuesday in the Czech Republic, for its first stage of a tour of central Europe, centered on China, the 5G and the redeployment of the u.s. troops withdrawn from Germany, the head of american diplomacy will come again in Slovenia, Austria and Poland. He will try to convince his partner to pass, in the construction of networks 5G, of the services of the giant chinese telecom Huawei, seen as a threat by Washington, and discuss how to reduce the energy dependency of the region to Russia. In Poland, he will also discuss the deployment of at least 1 000 additional troops withdrawn from Germany.