White House Press Secretary on Belarus

Excerpt from the White House press briefing 8/10 with Kayleigh McEnany on Belarus:
“We’re deeply concerned by the Belarus presidential election. Severe restrictions on ballot access for candidates, prohibition of local independent observers at polling stations, intimidation of opposition candidates, and the detention of peaceful protesters and journalists have marred the process, and we urge the Belarusian government to respect the right to peaceably assemble and to refrain from use of force.”