As reported by the US Embassy, ​​Robin Dunnigan discussed the events in Belarus and Ukraine at the meeting with Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya and assured that the US support for Belarusian democracy and sovereignty remains as strong as before.

Last week, US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said that the State Department is "looking for a suitable, professional candidate" for the position of special representative for Belarus.

She added:

"I would not say that we have achieved obvious success.

But they also worked intensively with the Belarusian opposition and Ms. Tikhanovskaya, the secretary met with her regularly.

So we're continuing to work on it, and I hope you and I will have someone to talk to in the not-too-distant future."

  • The United States suspended its embassy in Minsk shortly after the start of the war in Ukraine last February.

  • Former US representative Julie Fisher left her post in June 2022, Lukashenka's regime forbade her to serve as ambassador to Minsk.