Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said during a meeting with Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the President of the United States, that the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus is inadmissible. media White House correspondent Mikhail Komadovsky reported it Monday night.
The meeting took place on March 27 at Sullivan’s office at the White House.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Jake Sullivan discussed at the meeting the statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus. Tikhanovskaya said this was unacceptable and stated the need for preventive measures to prevent this from happening.
According to Tikhanovskaya, the deployment of nuclear weapons will constitute a violation of the Constitution of Belarus, its non-nuclear status, and will also be another step towards the absorption of the country by Moscow.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaïa also drew attention to the need to bring Alexander Lukashenko to justice for crimes against humanity in connection with the Belarusian dictator’s complicity in the war launched by the Kremlin against Ukraine.
“The Presidential Advisor assured me of the full support of a free Belarus from the United States. I thanked him for his help and for the American decision to start a strategic dialogue with the democratic forces (Belarus). The United States is a strategic partner for us and we will work with the President and the US government to ensure that Belarus becomes a free country and maintains its independence.
Tikhanovskaya also spoke about the situation with the crackdowns, the latest mass arrests and the underground resistance movement that continues despite the crackdowns.
Last week, the United States announced the start of a strategic dialogue with representatives of the democratic forces of Belarus, imposed sanctions against 12 natural and legal persons and, together with other countries, announced on March 23 the launch of the Moscow mechanism within the OSCE.
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