The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commented on the elections in Belarus.
“Moscow has closely followed the development of events during the whole election campaign in Belarus. Despite the attempts of certain forces to organize large-scale protests following the vote, the authorities succeeded in preventing the dangerous escalation of the situation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairsa is certain that the election of the people of Belarus will allow to continue to solve the problems facing the republic and will contribute to the strengthening of the friendship between our fraternal countries,” the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.
The presidential elections in Belarus were held on August 9. The closure of polling stations was followed by disturbances in Minsk that lasted until morning. Protesters were detained. Police officers used flash and sound grenades and water cannons to disperse the protesters.