US Embassy in Belarus recommends Americans to leave the country

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US Embassy in Belarus recommends Americans to leave the country

US Embassy in Belarus recommends Americans to leave the country

Diplomats worry about possible consequences of deadline expiration &# 171; People’s Ultimatum&# 187; presented to Alexander Lukashenko by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

The US Embassy in Belarus informed the Americans on Saturday about the need to be more vigilant about potential rallies, meetings, protests and demonstrations on the territory of the Republic of Belarus after October 25 – the deadline for the “People’s Ultimatum” presented to Alexander Lukashenko by opposition forces.

Last week, one of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya presented a “People’s Ultimatum” to President Alexander Lukashenko with an appeal to Minsk to fulfill certain requirements no later than October 25. In case of non-compliance with the requirements, Tihanovskaya warned Lukashenka about the consequences – protests, strikes, blocking traffic and other measures.

US Embassy in Belarus recommends Americans to leave the country

“State security forces and protesters can use force during protests, demonstrations, rallies and other similar mass gatherings,” the embassy said in a statement..

The diplomatic mission called on US citizens to avoid public demonstrations and to be aware that “gatherings designed to be peaceful can quickly escalate into confrontation and violence. In addition, these actions may cause disruptions to public transport, traffic delays, street closures, and increased police presence around rallies, ”the statement said..

The diplomats recommended that the citizens of the United States stock up on food, drinking water, medicines, cash and other essentials for at least three days, and also consider the possibility of leaving Belarus, including by land transport or by plane..

Demands of the “people’s ultimatum” include Lukashenko’s resignation and the release of all political prisoners.

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