MOSCOW, 13 August (BelTA) – Clear attempts at external interference in Belarus' affairs have been noticed, BelTA learned from Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 13 August.
Maria Zakharova noted that the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs had noticed unprecedented pressure of some foreign partners on Belarusian authorities. “We are tracking clear attempts at external interference in affairs of the sovereign state in order to split the society and destabilize the situation,” she stressed.
The official stated that such methods had been used in other countries more than once. “On our part, we encourage everyone to show restraint and reason,” she said.
Maria Zakharova went on saying: “We are concerned by reports about violations of public order, incidents in streets of a number of Belarusian cities in the wake of the presidential election.” She also confirmed interest in a stable domestic political situation in Belarus. “We expect the situation in the country will get back to normal soon,” she added.
“We would like to stress that Russia has been and remains a reliable ally and friend of Belarus and the brotherly Belarusian nation,” Maria Zakharova concluded. “We are convinced that attempts to sow dissension between us are doomed to fail.”