“The United States is very concerned about the hostility towards the Polish minority,” said US Ambassador to the country Julie Fischer. In an interview with Jan Mikrata of Polsat News, she also referred to the persecution of the Polish minority during the rule of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The full conversation is at Polsat News at 22:30.
Julie Fisher is the first US ambassador to Belarus in 13 years. However, the authorities in Minsk have not issued her visa yet, so she resides in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
– I will not sit idly by waiting for the authorities in Minsk to decide what to do with this visa. I will work closely with our allies and partners, with the exiled leaders of the democratic movement in Belarus, as well as with representatives of civil society – The diplomat announced in an interview with Polsat News.
Fischer also referred to the repression of the Alexander Lukashenka regime against the Polish minority in Belarus.
This is evidence of the seriousness of the human rights situation in this country. So far, she said, the United States will act on behalf of the minority.
She added that the United States is “deeply concerned about the hostility towards the Polish minority.”
The full conversation between Jean Mikrotta and Ambassador Julie Fischer on A Day in the World. Watching from 22:30 at Polsat News.