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Release and Departure of U.S. Citizen Vitali Shkliarov from Belarus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 28, 2020 The United States welcomes the departure from Belarus of wrongfully detained U.S. citizen Vitali Shkliarov. After three months of wrongful detention and house arrest, Mr. Shkliarov has been reunited with his family and has arrived in the United States. As the President and I ...
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Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York October 26, 2020 Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus The following is a joint statement from the United States with Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Updated October 23, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current situation in the country:  From October 24 through November 1, 2020 the Slovak government will enforce a partial lockdown for all people residing in Slovakia.  All persons have until October 25 to return to their place of residence in Slovakia.  No one may leave their residence, except for special ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Location: Public areas throughout Minsk and the rest of Belarus. Event: Last week, a “People’s Ultimatum” was declared calling for the Government of Belarus to meet certain demands by the deadline of October 25.  As part of the ultimatum, if demands were not met, consequences were also announced (protests, strikes, blocking traffic, and other measures).  Considering the ...
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U.S. Embassy pays respect at Yama Memorial

Today, Elizabeth Hanny of the U.S. Embassy visited the Yama memorial in Minsk to pay respect to the hundreds of thousands of victims who lost their lives during the Holocaust.  The memorial marks the site of the Minsk Ghetto, which was completely destroyed in October 1943 – leaving only 13 survivors.  She was heartened to ...
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