Scanlan: U.S. forced to abandon the ambassador's residence in Raubichi

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The United States will not change the fundamental position on the assessment of human rights in Belarus.

Told reporters, Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Michael Scanlan July 27 Raubichi during the festival "Ambasovishcha."

The diplomat expressed regret that the United States was forced to give up the ambassador's residence in Raubichi. "Two years house is not occupied, and there are no signals that the situation will change. Makes no sense to pay for something that is not being used," — said Scanlan. Since March 2008, the U.S. Embassy in Belarus headed by Charge d', after as the official Minsk recalled its ambassador from Washington.
"Steps than words — said Scanlan. — If the government wants Belarus to cooperate, must be step forward on his part. "

"Belarusians understand that our priorities and our policy will not change in Belarus", — said Scanlan. On He said, Embassy will continue to work in Minsk. The diplomat reiterated Washington's interest in dialogue with the Belarusian authorities in the development of relations with Belarus and to improve the situation in the areas that require this.

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