Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at a Press Availability
REMARKS TO THE PRESS
MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
“We also discussed the need for every nation – especially Russia – to respect the sovereignty of Belarus. The Belarusians protesting what were falsified election results are truly inspiring to all of us. The brutality against them must stop. And the authorities should release – indeed, they must release U.S. citizen Vitali Shkliarov, who has been wrongly detained.
We’re coordinating, too, with the United Kingdom on our – and our European allies on sanctions and on ensuring the spotlight remains on the legitimate aspirations of the Belarusian people.”