Cuba rejects external interference against Belarus

The Cuban president also reiterated the solidarity of his country with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, and with the people of that European nation.
Diaz-Canel’s tweet is related to Lukashenko’s recent denunciation of direct intervention in Belarus by Western nations and the signs of alleged military support by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for the demonstrations carried out against his re-election.

The Belarusian Central Electoral Commission announced on August 10 Lukashenko’s victory in the presidential elections, with more than 80 percent of the votes in his favor, while the opposition, through its main candidate, Svetlana Tijanovskaya, obtained only 9.9 percent.

After confirming the results of the vote, the opponents and their sympathizers mobilized and took to the streets of Minsk, the capital, denouncing an alleged fraud.
The Belarusian government believes that some NATO countries (some are former allies under the Warsaw Pact such as Poland, Czech Republic and the Baltic republics) are behind these mass demonstrations.

Cuba and Belarus have had diplomatic relations since 1992; in May 1997 the Cuban commercial representation there was transformed into an Embassy, and in 1998 that European nation opened its embassy on the Caribbean island as the first Belarusian diplomatic mission in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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