By Zumrud Pashkin / APA – First US Deputy Secretary of State has met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow today, press secretary of US Embassy in Russia Rebecca Ross wrote on Twitter, APA reports.

“Deputy Secretary Biegun met with FM Lavrov and discussed the current situation in Belarus. Deputy Secretary Biegun condemned the use of violence against the Belarusian people and expressed support for Belarus’ sovereignty and the people’s right to self-determination, reads the tweet.

“Deputy Secretary Biegun also expressed deep concern about the condition of opposition activist Aleksey Navalny, the impact on Russian civil society of reports of his poisoning, and the importance of transparency and freedom of speech in any democratic society”, she added.


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