Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said that the sentences handed down suspects in a criminal case on the riots in Minsk on December 19, "can not but raise questions." This statement he made on May 16.
"At Lately judicial authorities Belarus was made a number of tough sentences for the participants of the protest action, which was held in Minsk on December 19 2010, in including former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov. His assessment of the actions of the Belarusian authorities we have already given at the leadership level of the country. In this context, the sentences do raise questions ", — quotes Lukashevich BelaPAN.
Russian Foreign Ministry stressed Lukashevich, calls "the Belarusian side to a more responsible attitude to fulfill its international obligations in the field of human rights and freedoms."