Belarus' ambassador to Slovakia voices support for protestors

Belarus ambassador to Slovakia Igor Leshchenya has become the first senior figure to declare solidarity with protesters in Belarus, in an undated video posted by Nasha Niva media on Saturday.

“I stand in solidarity with those who came out on the streets of Belarusian cities with peaceful marches so that their voice could be heard. The Belarusians have achieved this right through suffering,” the envoy said in the video.

“Like all Belarusians, I am shocked by stories of torture and beatings of citizens of my country,” Leshchenya said in his video posted on YouTube.

He noted that in Slovakia he represents Belarus and the Belarusian people, which are the source of power in the country.

“I am with you, the workers of BelAZ and the Heavy Forging Plant,”

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