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State Department Delegation Meets with Civil Society

On October 12, Senior Bureau Official for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and former U.S. Ambassador to Belarus Michael Kozak met with representatives of Belarusian civil society, opposition parties, and independent media.  Ambassador Kozak underscored the United States’ continuing support to Belarus’ independence and its path toward a ...
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Ukraine Passes Key Hurdle in Implementation of Minsk Peace Agreements

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 11, 2018   The United States congratulates Ukraine’s Parliament and Ukrainian leadership on extending the law on special status for Russia-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine. Extending this law, which would have expired yesterday, demonstrates Ukraine’s continued commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflict and implementation of the ...
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Fifth Annual U.S.-Belarus Human Rights Dialogue in Minsk

On October 12, the United States and the Republic of Belarus will hold the fifth annual bilateral Human Rights Dialogue in Minsk. Senior Bureau Official for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Kozak will lead the U.S. delegation.  Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Kravchenko will head the Belarusian delegation. ...
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Statement on Russia-backed Sham Elections in Ukraine

Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 12, 2018 The United States condemns the announcement of a plan to conduct “elections” in the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” Given the continued control of these territories by the Russian Federation, genuine elections are inconceivable, and grossly contravene Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements. By engineering ...
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