Minsk, December 24 The Presidium of the House of Republics (Upper House of Parliament) of the Belarus issued a statement on the 24th condemning the recent passage of the White-related bill by the Senate of the United States Congress, believing that it grossly interferes in the internal affairs of Belarus and poses a threat to international peace and security.
The statement said that the U.S. Senate passed the bill on Belarus on the 21st, which is not only contrary to the Charter of the United Nations, but also a gross interference in white internal affairs.
The statement said that U.S. lawmakers should focus on how to protect media freedom and freedom of expression in their respective constituencies, rather than Belarus.
It is reported that the U.S. Senate passed the Belarusian Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act on the 21st.
Under the bill, the United States does not recognize the current President of Belarus, Lukashenka, as a “legitly elected leader” and demanded that Belarus re-held presidential and parliamentary elections “in accordance with the standards of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe”.
Belarus held a new presidential election on August 9, and Lukashenka won 80.1% of the vote and was re-elected president.
Subsequently, there were many large-scale protests in cities such as Minsk, the White Capital, and protesters questioned the results of the presidential election.
Some Western countries have imposed sanctions on some of their officials and institutions on the grounds of fraud in the white presidential election.