Society of British newspaper The Telegraph, referring to WikiLeaks, has published the text of dispatches from the U.S. embassy in London on August 21 2008, from which it follows that the Minsk for the release of political prisoners Sergei Parsyukevich and Andrei Kim and Alexander Kozulin demanded that the West "an important signal of improving climate."
According to American diplomats, Zoe Kolontay, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations, passed at a meeting with a representative of the British Foreign Office David Bender request for help in the organization of the Belarusian Investment Forum in London in November 2008.
"Kollontay mean specific service. The government organized an investment forum in London on 18-19 November and wants it attended and gave a speech the Prime Minister. Kollontay Bender asked to assist in obtaining a visa for the Prime Minister, as well as assistance in lyagistytsy and security measures. Bender said the British government to hang the request, but gave Kollontay understand that the answer will depend on the behavior of its government, in particular, on how he will treat the OSCE observers in the elections on September 28, "- wrote the U.S. diplomats in a dispatch to the State Department Washington.
The said forum was held in London on 18 November 2008.